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Minnesota TimberwolvesOklahoma City Thunder
24-24February 05, 2014, 08:00 | Chesapeake Energy Arena39-11

The Thunder hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Timberwolves pay a visit to Chesapeake Energy Arena in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Thunder currently sport a record of 39-11, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 30-20 ATS. The Timberwolves are 24-24 and 25-23 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Thunder post a 24-26 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 22-24-2 against the number.

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Timberwolves before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 207.5 at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Thunder) and the No. 6 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-99 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 109-99 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 208 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kevin Martin went off for 32 points and added 3 rebounds leading Minnesota to a 109-99 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Target Center.

The Thunder were an 86-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (163) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Durant went off for 31 points and added 8 rebounds leading Oklahoma City to an 86-77 win over Memphis on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 4-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 18 in the league with 7.16 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 7.65 per outing.

Next up:
Minnesota at New Orleans, Friday, February 7th
Oklahoma City at Orlando, Friday, February 7th