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Thunder looking for vengeance against Wolves

After a devastating buzzer-beating loss to the Timberwolves earlier this week, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be looking for revenge Friday when they bounce into the Target Center to challenge Minnesota.

Shark Bites
  • Oklahoma City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota’s last 19 games at home.
  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home.

Upsetting the Thunder might be the only highlight of the Timberwolves’ season so far. The Wolves sport 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS records and have yet to match the preseason hype. With the line opening at -2 for OKC, bettors should seriously consider the Thunder spread. Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last six games on the road, dating back to last season. If close games make you wake up in night sweats, take the Thunder moneyline, which has decent value hovering around -120. Russell Westbrook and company usually enjoy their time in Minnesota as they’re 13-3 SU in their last 16 games at the Target Center.

Experts predicted the Wolves defense would improve this season with the acquisition of forward Jimmy Butler and the development of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Instead, Minnesota is allowing just under 114 points per game, ranking in the bottom five of the league. The OVER has hit in four of the T-wolves’ five games this season and now they welcome a Thunder team that averages just over 104 points per game. The OVER (216.5) seems like a no-brainer in this matchup.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 2-2 versus the spread this season, while the Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS. Oklahoma City is 1-3 against the points scored total betting line, while Minnesota is 4-0-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Oklahoma City injuries news.

The Timberwolves-Thunder betting odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power rankings. Minnesota is rated No. 26 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Thunder sit at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 16-ranked offense averaging 104.4 PPG, against an Oklahoma City defense that ranks No. 8 at 97.75 PPG. The Minnesota field-goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than Oklahoma City shooters have achieved on the year, 45.33% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana was victimized for 28 points and 10 rebounds by Carmelo Anthony as the Thunder defeated the Pacers 114-96 on Wednesday.

The Timberwolves were blown out by Detroit on Wednesday, losing by a 122-101 final at Little Caesars Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma City at Chicago, Saturday, October 28
Minnesota at Miami, Monday, October 30