Thunder vs Timberwolves 1/13/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -3
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (22-17, 3rd in the Northwest Division) are headed to Target Center on Monday where they'll take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-23, 5th in the Northwest Division). Oklahoma City opens this game as 3 point favorites. The total opens at 218.
The Thunder are covering the spread 66.7% of the time, having gone 26-13-0 ATS. Minnesota is covering 44.4% of the time, going 16-20-2 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/11/20 C Nerlens Noel Ankle is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/11/20 SF Jake Layman Toe is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
01/11/20 C Karl-Anthony Towns Knee is questionable Monday vs Oklahoma City
Chris Paul averages 16.7 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander comes into this game averaging 19.9 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 23.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns scores 26.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 107.4 points per contest which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Oklahoma City averages 108.9 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 114.7 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest. Minnesota is 11th in the NBA with 111.8 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.7 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 22.5. The Timberwolves are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.5.
The Thunder are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Oklahoma City is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Minnesota is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota +3 and over 218 total points
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