Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 46-33. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.3 as they average 114.1 points per contest while giving up 110.8 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 36-43. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 112.7 points per contest and give up 113.9, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 40-39-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 37-40-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 38-41-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 43-36-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
04/05/19 F Taj Gibson Calf is doubtful Sunday vs Oklahoma City
03/21/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is out for season
03/21/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is out for season
03/20/19 SF Robert Covington Knee is out for season
Russell Westbrook averages 22.9 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest. He averages 10.6 assists per contest and 11.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Paul George comes into this contest averaging 28.1 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.5 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 114.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 113.9 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.2 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Minnesota is 13th in the league with 112.7 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Thunder are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Oklahoma City is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 24th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +5
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