Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Oklahoma City Thunder (13-23) are 8.5-point underdogs as they look to break a three-game road slide when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (17-20) on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Target Center. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET.

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Predictions

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Betting Odds

Timberwolves vs Thunder Betting Information
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Timberwolves -8.5

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Last 10 Games

  • Minnesota covered the spread eight times in its last 10 contests while putting up a 5-5 record straight-up in those games.
  • The final score of the last 10 Minnesota games has surpassed the set total six times.
  • During their past 10 games, the Timberwolves have a points-per-game average 0.8 points above their season-long scoring average.
  • Oklahoma City covered the spread eight times in its past 10 contests while putting up a 5-5 record straight-up in those games.
  • Oklahoma City’s past 10 games saw four hit the over.
  • In their last 10 games, the Thunder have a 103.1 points-per-game average, 3.3 points above their season-long scoring average.

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Betting Trends

  • Minnesota has covered the spread 20 times in 37 games with a set spread.
  • The Timberwolves are winless against the spread when they have played as 8.5-point favorites or more (0-1).
  • Minnesota games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 19 times this season.
  • The Timberwolves are shooting 43.2% from the field this season, 1.0 percentage point lower than the 44.2% the Thunder allow to opponents.
  • In games Minnesota shoots higher than 44.2% from the field, it is 14-3 against the spread and 12-5 overall.
  • Oklahoma City has registered a 23-13-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games this year when an underdog by 8.5 points or more, the Thunder are 10-6 against the spread.
  • This season, 14 of Oklahoma City’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Thunder have shot at a 41.4% clip from the field this season, 3.6 percentage points fewer than the 45.0% shooting opponents of the Timberwolves have averaged.
  • This season, Oklahoma City has a 6-2 record against the spread and a 5-3 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 45.0% from the field.

Timberwolves Team Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 24.5 PTS, 9.1 REB, 1.1 BLK, 51.0 FG%, 42.6 3PT% (72-for-169)
  • Anthony Edwards: 22.3 PTS, 1.5 STL, 43.8 FG%, 35.8 3PT% (96-for-268)
  • D’Angelo Russell: 18.7 PTS, 6.7 AST, 38.3 FG%, 33.5 3PT% (79-for-236)
  • Malik Beasley: 12.9 PTS, 37.8 FG%, 34.7 3PT% (114-for-329)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt: 6.0 PTS, 8.6 REB, 1.5 STL, 55.9 FG%, 20.0 3PT% (2-for-10)

Thunder Team Leaders

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 22.7 PTS, 5.2 AST, 41.8 FG%, 28.4 3PT% (55-for-194)
  • Josh Giddey: 11.0 PTS, 7.3 REB, 6.4 AST, 39.0 FG%, 26.1 3PT% (30-for-115)
  • Luguentz Dort: 16.3 PTS, 39.8 FG%, 31.3 3PT% (79-for-252)
  • Darius Bazley: 8.9 PTS, 1.3 BLK, 38.8 FG%, 29.0 3PT% (31-for-107)
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 7.5 PTS, 42.4 FG%, 34.9 3PT% (37-for-106)

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