Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.5.
The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 26-12 and a road record of 9-7. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 108.9 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 12-26 and a home record of 5-16. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of -3.9.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kevin Durant averages 26.5 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Oklahoma City averages 108.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.6 per game. The Thunder allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Minnesota averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 19th with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 15-23-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 16-22-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-23-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 18-19-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/11/16 PG Andre Miller Head injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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