Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

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April 5th, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

Head coach Billy Donovan came to the Oklahoma City Thunder from the college ranks.  Despite his lack of NBA head coaching experience Donovan has shown well as the head man at OKC.  Donovan has never had a losing season and will lead the Thunder to the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season under his command.  By contrast it has been another lost bet on NBA season for the Minnesota Timberwolves.  A season that began in turmoil ended up costing the Wolves Jimmy Butler, their best player.  Head coach Tom Thibodeau was canned soon after.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Date and Time: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:30 p.m. ET

Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Oklahoma City Thunder

Now the Thunder have been busting bankrolls far too often in recent games.  OKC has brought home the bacon in only two of their last nine games.  Only two of their last seven games have gone under the total.  Overall the Thunder rank 10th in the NBA for scoring offense but 15th for points allowed.  Oklahoma City now stands at 44-33 straight up, 38-39 against the spread, and 37-39-1 under the total.

Important names on Court

Namely OKC boasts two assets that few other teams possess.  First, Paul George is averaging a team best 28.2 points per game.  Second, “Mr. Everything” Russell Westbrook is doing it all.  Westbrook pumps in 23.0 points with 11.0 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves

In like manner Minnesota has gotten the cash in only two of their last 10 games.  Six of their last nine have gone under the total.  Owing to that is a record of 34-43 straight up, 36-41 against the line, and 42-35 over the total.  It follows that the Wovles rank 13th for scoring offense and 24th for points allowed.

Stats to Consider

Late on Oklahoma City has been a poor recent bet on NBA value on the road.  OKC has covered the spread in only three of their last 10 away matchups.  Only one of their last five in that role have gone over the total.  However, Minnesota has been in the red for recent home games.  T-Wolves backers have gotten paid in only two of their last six home games.  Under the total has hit in three of Minnesota’s last five home games.

Team vs. Team

Oklahoma City has gushed red ink in their sportsbook series with Minnesota.  To illuminate the Wolves have gotten the money in seven consecutive games with the Thunder.  Six of the last seven between these teams have gone over the total.  Similarly, Minnesota has owned the cashier’s cage in this matchup at the Target Center.  OKC has failed to pay in six of their last seven games at Minnesota.  Three of the last five in this matchup at Target Center went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Certainly, the Bet on NBA casual public wants nothing to do with Minnesota.  By contrast there will be plenty of money flowing to the Thunder.  Yet OKC has simply not delivered in games at Minnesota.

Thunder vs. Timberwolves NBA games Betting Odds Picks

In this situation Minnesota rates as a classic contrarian play with potential enhanced value.

Thunder vs. Timberwolves NBA Betting Online Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves

Thunder vs. Timberwolves NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Wolves 104, Thunder 99

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