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Thunder are on a Decent UNDER Roll

UPDATE: OKC point guard Russell Westbrook will sit out for this contest for rest. As a result, the Thunder moved from +3.5 to +8.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are locked into the sixth seed in the Western Conference and will look to get another postseason tune-up against the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. Sportsbooks opened the T-Wolves as 3.5-point home chalk with a total of 212.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Thunder are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games against their division.
  • The Thunder are 6-2 SU in their last eight games against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Thunder's last eight games.

Westbrook eclipsed Oscar Robertson’s record for triple-doubles in a campaign by notching his 42nd of the year against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. He has just one triple-double in three contests against Minny this season, but he has averaged 26.7 points, 11.7 assists and eight rebounds in those games. Semaj Christon will start in Westbrook's place for the Thunder.

The Timberwolves are simply going through the motions right now, as the club has suffered four straight setbacks and just concluded their recent road trip with a 110-109 loss to the lowly Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins became the 13th pair of teammates to score 40 or more points in the same game during the tilt.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Minnesota Timberwolves opened as 5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 214 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 110-106 win for the Timberwolves. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Timberwolves sport a record of 31-49 and 35-44-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 46-34 and 44-36 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 42-37-1 for the Minnesota Timberwolves and 34-40-6 for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Minnesota Timberwolves sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are at No. 6 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 25-rated NBA squad against Oklahoma City's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 30 in the league with 7.31 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 8.46 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Russell Westbrook poured in 50 points for Oklahoma City on Sunday, as they defeated Denver 106-105 at Pepsi Center.

Andrew Wiggins was dynamite, scoring 41 points and adding 2 rebounds but Los Angeles still won, 110-109, over Minnesota on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City home to Denver, Wednesday, April 12th
Minnesota at Houston, Wednesday, April 12th