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Oklahoma City Thunder Minnesota Timberwolves
1-0 November 01, 2013, 08:00 | Target Center 1-0



Oklahoma City pays a visit to Minnesota on Friday, hoping to send the Timberwolves to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Target Center.

The Thunder will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Timberwolves are 0-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Oklahoma City is 1-0 on the totals; Minnesota is 1-0.

View Oklahoma City Thunder vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Timberwolves in this one found them as 3-point earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 201.5 at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Timberwolves rated this week at No. 15 and the Thunder sitting at No. 7. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 105-103 result in favor of the Timberwolves today.

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The Thunder were a 101-98 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. Oklahoma City got 42 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 101-98 victory over Utah on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 120-115 winner at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (235) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Orlando was victimized by Kevin Love for 31 points as the Timberwolves defeated the Magic 120-115 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 2-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. in the league with per game, while their foes tonight rank No. with per outing.

A few Thunder at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oklahoma City's last 15 games
Oklahoma City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, Sunday, November 3rd
Minnesota at New York, Sunday, November 3rd