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Timberwolves home to Thunder in NBA betting action

Oklahoma City ThunderMinnesota Timberwolves
April 14, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

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The Timberwolves hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Thunder pay a visit to Target Center in NBA betting action.

The Thunder will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 33-26 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Timberwolves are 29-30-1 ATS. Oklahoma City is 28-31 against the total, while Minnesota is 29-30-1 versus the number.

View Oklahoma City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Timberwolves installed as 10-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 204.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Thunder odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Thunder sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 106-98 win for the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 3-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 9 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 97 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 115-89 winner at home against the Kings. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sacramento was run off the court by the Thunder on Friday as Oklahoma City blasted the Kings 115-89 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Timberwolves were a 95-82 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. Nikola Pekovic scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Timberwolves to victory (they lost 95-82 to Los Angeles at Target Center on Thursday).

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Thunder at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City at LA Clippers, Monday, April 16
Minnesota at Indiana, Monday, April 16