Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 33-13 and a road record of 12-8. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 108.5 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. Oklahoma City is 9-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-4. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 14-32 and a home record of 7-17. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of -3.8. Minnesota has a division record of 2-7 and a conference record of 8-18. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kevin Durant averages 26.6 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.8 points per game while playing 35 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 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Oklahoma City averages 108.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Thunder allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Minnesota averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-27-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 19-27-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-26-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-22-2 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/25/16 G Andre Roberson Knee out indefinitely
01/25/16 C Steven Adams Elbow out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/26/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
01/26/16 G Kevin Martin Wrist expected to miss Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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