Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, Friday, NBA Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks, Prediction

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24-16 January 13, 8:00 PM | Target Center 13-26

When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, January 13, 2017
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: 8 p.m. ET, FSN Oklahoma, FSN North (Minnesota)

Team Spread Money Line Total
Oklahoma City Thunder -2 -110 -130 209 -110
Minnesota Timberwolves +2 -110 +110 209 -110

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center.

ABOUT THE THUNDER (24-16): Backup center Enes Kanter had 19 points and 13 rebounds against Memphis for his third double-double in four games, and he is averaging 18 points and 10.2 rebounds over the past five contests. Kanter played 30 minutes against the Grizzlies and Donovan has increased his minutes recently because he has seen improvement in Kanter’s defense. “He’s made a lot of strides,” Donovan said. “He’s done a better job. I think the one thing I’ve tried to discuss with Enes, you never want to get into a situation where you are taken off the floor because of your defense.”

ABOUT THE TIMBERWOLVES (13-26): Second-year center Karl-Anthony Towns racked up his ninth consecutive double-double in the win over the Rockets as he delivered 23 points and matched his career high of 18 rebounds. Towns has 29 double-doubles for the campaign and he topped 30 points for the fifth time this season in Monday’s victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Small forward Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points against the Rockets and is trying to regain his consistency as his previous four point totals include a 41-point effort and three of 16 or fewer with a low of eight.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Thunder listed as 2-point favorites versus the Timberwolves, while the game’s total is sitting at 209 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Russell Westbrook gets tired of discussing triple-doubles but there is no mistaking that the feat typically is a prime factor in an Oklahoma City victory. Westbrook takes aim at his 19th triple-double of the season and the Thunder’s fourth straight victory when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

Westbrook recorded 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in Wednesday’s 103-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies to post the most triple-doubles in a single season since legendary Magic Johnson had 18 for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1981-82 season. Oklahoma City is 15-3 this season and 33-3 over the past two seasons when Westbrook registers a triple-double. “People can get wrapped up in numbers and talk about numbers, and the numbers don’t reflect winning,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan told reporters. “When Russell has gotten the triple-doubles, we’ve won, and that’s what he, I think, is most focused about.” The Timberwolves recorded back-to-back victories and point guard Ricky Rubio posted 32 assists in the two wins and matched his own franchise mark of 17 in Wednesday’s 119-105 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Minnesota was a 119-105 winner in its last match at home against the Rockets. They covered the +3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 224 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 103-95 result against the Grizzlies on January 11. The Thunder covered in that game as a -4.5-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

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Oklahoma City:
Team record: 24-16 SU,22-18 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.

Team record: 13-26 SU,17-22 ATS

Next up:
Oklahoma City at Sacramento Sunday, January 15
Minnesota at Dallas Sunday, January 15

1. The Thunder won two meetings earlier this season by an average of 16 points.

2. Oklahoma City SG Victor Oladipo is averaging 16 points in seven games since returning from a wrist injury.

3. Timberwolves SG Zach LaVine (hip) missed the victory over Houston and hopes to return on Friday.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder will cover the spread at -2 and the game will go over 209 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Thunder 114, Timberwolves 107 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

106.8 PTS FOR 103.4
104.8 PTS AGNST 104.5
2.0 DIFF. -1.1
34.8 DEF REBOUNDS 31.2
11.1 OFF REBOUNDS 12.0
46.1 FG% 45.7
73.4 FT% 78.5
8.6 3 POINTERS 8.1
7.4 STEALS 7.6
No Injuries to report.
No Injuries to report.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City’s last 9 games
Oklahoma City is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s 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 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Oklahoma City is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Oklahoma City is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
Minnesota is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing Oklahoma City
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 106.8 9 104.5 15
Oklahoma City’s Away Scoring vs Minnesota’s Home Defense 103.5 15 102.8 14
Oklahoma City’s Road Rebounds vs Minnesota’s Home Rebounds Allowed 45.2 4 37.9 1
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Oklahoma City’s Overall Defense 103.4 19 104.8 18
Minnesota’s Home Scoring vs Oklahoma City’s Road Defense 104.9 20 107.9 21
Minnesota’s Home Rebounds vs Oklahoma City’s Road Rebounds Allowed 44.0 19 40.4 1
Oklahoma City is third in rebounds in the league at 45.8.
Oklahoma City gives up the second lowest free throw percentage in the league at 74.6% per game.
Minnesota is third last in the league in three points made with 8.1 per game.
Minnesota leads the league in rebounds allowed at 39.8.
Oklahoma City 46.1 45.1 1.0
Minnesota 45.7 46.9 -1.3
Oklahoma City 11.1 34.8 45.8
Minnesota 12.0 31.2 43.1
Oklahoma City 21.7 14.3 1.5
Minnesota 22.7 14.3 1.6

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