Oklahoma City Thunder versus Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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NBA bettors will be treated to a competitive game on Saturday night January 4th as the Oklahoma City Thunder will make the road trip up north to face the upstart Minnesota Timberwolves from pro basketball action. The Thunder and Timberwolves will get things started from Minnesota at 8PM Eastern Time and the NBA League Pass Channel will provide the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home team Minnesota Timberwolves favored by -1 ½ points with a total lined at 208 points. Those who bet on the Timberwolves on the money line will lay -125 odds with the return on Oklahoma City at +105 odds on the money line.

The Oklahoma City Thunder enters play after a rare two game home losing streak where the team dropped contests to both Portland and Brooklyn. The team is without point guard Russell Westbrook who has been sidelined with his third knee surgery and is expected back following the All Star Game. Since Westbrook’s absence we have seen OKC score 94 points or less in three of those four games. A bad sign was the 93 points scored at Brooklyn who is a team missing their big center Brook Lopez for the season. With Westbrook out the Thunder is looking to focus more on defense which means they may look to slow down the pace some. They are good interior defenders in Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins. On the year the Thunder is second in the NBA in field goal defense as the club surrenders 41.5% shooting to opponents. Minnesota enters play with a 16-16 record on the season. They are 10-5 on their home court. Minnesota has struggled on both ends of the court this season. The team shoots just 43.3% from the floor on the year ranking 24th and are 30th in the NBA in field goal defense by giving up 47.5% shooting to their opponents. Kevin Love leads the Timberwolves with a 26 point per game and 13 ½ rebound per game average.

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