Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/11/2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Target Center in Minneapolis
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The Oklahoma City Thunder, who are just 3-8 away from home this year, will be going on the road on Friday to face the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Thunder were able to win three out of their four games against the Timberwolves last season. The Wolves actually had the biggest win of the series, though, when they defeated them 100-81 early last season.
Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has faced Minnesota 20 times in his career, averaging 21.3 points, 9.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game against them. Power forward Serge Ibaka has averaged 9.6 points and 6.4 boards per game against the Wolves, while center Kendrick Perkins has scored 7.4 points per game against them in 24 games.
The Timberwolves snapped their six-game losing skid on Wednesday by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 90-82 at home. Their defense forced 20 turnovers in that win and they were able to hold the Blazers to a 38.8 field goal percentage.
Through their first 21 games of the season, the Wolves have had one of the worst defenses in the NBA by allowing opposing offenses to score 108.8 points per game against them. Small forward Shabazz Muhammad has had a pretty good start to the season by averaging 11 points per game in just 17.8 minutes per game off of the bench. Center Nikola Pekovic has scored 11.9 points per game and has grabbed a team-high 8.1 rebounds per game.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-10-1 Against the Spread
Oklahoma City Thunder are 6-14-0 against the Over/Under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-12-1 Against the Spread
Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Oklahoma City Thunder
No injuries to report at this time
12/10/14 G Mo Williams Back "?" Friday vs. Oklahoma City
11/29/14 C Nikola Pekovic Wrist out indefinitely
11/29/14 C Ronny Turiaf Hip out indefinitely
11/21/14 G Kevin Martin Wrist out indefinitely
11/08/14 G Ricky Rubio Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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