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Should You Be Fading The Timberwolves At Home?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have given fans in the Target Center plenty to be happy about this season but not their backers. Despite posting a 15-6 SU record at home this season, the T-Wolves are just 8-12-1 ATS in those contests. Jimmy Butler and company will continue their five-game homestand when they host the inconsistent Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Timberwolves are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games as home favorites.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Timberwolves’ last 7 games.
  • The Thunder are 7-17 SU in their last 24 games on the road against teams with winning records.

The Timberwolves’ last two victories, over the New Orleans Pelicans and Cleveland Cavaliers, may constitute their best back-to-back performances of the season. In those two games, Minny averaged 121.5 points while shooting over 50 percent from the field. One of the big factors – at least offensively – has been consistent output from Andrew Wiggins. The former first overall pick has topped 20 points in each of the past two – only the sixth time he has done that all season.

The Thunder are still running hot and cold with the team going just 2-4 SU in its last six – including losses to the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks. However, OKC is riding a three-game winning streak on the road, which is their best of the season. If the Thunder expect to win Wednesday, they need to fix their defense, which has allowed 116 points per game in their past three.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves opened as 3-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 210.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Timberwolves to win this game 112-102. 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 26-16 and 19-21-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 22-19 and 16-25 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 21-20-1 for the Timberwolves and 18-23 for the Thunder. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Timberwolves sit at No. 5 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Thunder are at No. 7 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 20-rated NBA squad against Oklahoma City's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 29 in the league with 8 treys per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 10.39 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Russell Westbrook scored 22 points and added 12 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 117-106 against Portland in NBA action at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Cleveland was run off the court by the Timberwolves on Monday as Minnesota blasted the Cavaliers 127-99 at Target Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Charlotte, Saturday, January 13
Minnesota home to New York, Friday, January 12