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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves meet at Target Center.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 95-93 loser as they battled the Nets at home. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Timberwolves were a 124-112 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pelicans. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (236) made winners of OVER bettors.

Oklahoma City:
Team record: 25-7 SU, 17-15 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Minnesota
is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games

When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 9-1
After playing Brooklyn are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota:
Team record: 16-16 SU, 18-14 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City

When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Boston, Sunday, January 5
Minnesota at Philadelphia, Monday, January 6