Thunder vs Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks 1/20/24

Minnesota Timberwolves (29-11) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (27-13)

Game Info: Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after winning 5 of their last 7 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are riding a 4-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Oklahoma City Thunder vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder rebounded from losses to the Lakers and Clippers with a win over the Jazz. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 122.2 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31 points and 6.3 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 18.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.2) this season.
  • Jalen Williams ranks 1st amongst qualified Guards for FG% (55.5%) this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Trail Blazers, Clippers, Pistons and Grizzlies during this streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.5 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 26.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.6 points and 3.1 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Naz Reid is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Rudy Gobert ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.4) this season.
  • Mike Conley ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (6.3) this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been covering machines all season long, and it's hard to turn down free points with them. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-2 SU at home and it's even tougher to fade them in these spots as long as the chalk is reasonable. The Timberwolves have also won 8 of the last 10 meetings against the Thunder. I simply need more points to pull the trigger on OKC. Give me the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -3

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