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2022 NBA Handicapping
(13-23) OKC Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (17-20)
Date: Wednesday, January 5th, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Target Center
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder +275 | Timberwolves -330 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder +7.5 / Timberwolves -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 215
The OKC Thunder will be on the road to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, January 5th.
The tip-off is set for 8:00 ET from Target Center.
Minnesota started off as an 8.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 7.5. The total has gone from 210.5 to 215.
Overall, it has not been a very good year for this Thunder team. They have a lot of work to do if they want to get better.
This team has lost three of their last four games. They will look to get back on track when they face a solid Wolves team.
I don’t think the struggles of this team come to the surprise of all that many people. It was accepted that this year was going to be more about developing the young players that they have.
As a singular talent, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a very good player, but he cannot do everything. They are going to have to surround him with better pieces than they currently have if they wish to compete at a high level.
Oklahoma City last played on Sunday, where they lost to the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 95-86. Playing against Dallas has not been a nice thing for this crew this season.
In their last loss, I actually liked the way the defense played, but the offense was just not good enough. Realistically, you cannot score 86 points and expect to win ball games.
The Timberwolves have been decent this season, but they have not been consistent enough. If they do not fix that, their season is not going to amount to much.
As of now, Minnesota has a record of 17-20, which puts them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. I suppose they could get to a better seed, but that is going to be a very tough task given how competitive the West is.
These guys still have a lot of work to do if they wish to be in the conversation for some of the best teams in the West, but if they add a player or two, I think they could be in the mix. What they have now is a good start, but it is not enough to win the chip.
The Wolves beat the LA Clippers on Monday by a score of 122-104. They did just what they had to do against a team that was very short-handed.
Anthony Edwards was the leading scorer for this group in their last win with 28 points and 4 assists. If this kid keeps it up, he is going to be some player.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Thunder are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
- The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Timberwolves are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
OKC Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Analysis:
If you are the Timberwolves, these are games you must take care of your business in. You are the better team and a loss to the Thunder would look pretty bad.
A big thing for Minnesota is having their players on the court because as of late, they have not been able to get a consistent lineup on the floor. Right now, both Russell and Towns are listed as questionable for this ball game.
As for OKC, they will look to play better on offense than they did in their last game. Of course, having SGA in the game would be a big boost for them, but there has been no official word on whether he will be playing.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves ATS
The Timberwolves know they need to take advantage of games such as these and I expect them to do so. I look for them to play with a lot of energy and have a complete game.
Look, I know the Thunder have been good ATS as of late, but I do not like them here. As the game goes on, I feel Minnesota will be too much and they will cover this 7.5.
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