The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Timberwolves are 10.5-point favorites in this matchup, which will open the 2022-23 season for both teams. The over/under is 225 points for this contest.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -567 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +424 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225 points.
Timberwolves vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOK
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Timberwolves vs. Thunder Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Timberwolves were 43-37-2 last year. Minnesota won 73.3% of the games last season in which it was favored on the moneyline (33-12). There were 50 Timberwolves games (out of 82) that went over the total last year.
The Thunder beat the spread 48 times in 82 games last season. Oklahoma City was underdogs 79 times last season and won 22, or 27.8%, of those games. There were 41 Thunder games (out of 82) that went over the total last year.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves vs. Thunder Injury Report
Timberwolves: Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
Thunder: Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
On offense, Minnesota was the best team in the league (116 points per game) last year. On defense, it was 24th (113.3 points conceded per game). At home, the Timberwolves posted five fewer points per game (113.4) than away from home (118.4).
Beyond the arc, Minnesota was best in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (14.8) last year. It was 12th in 3-point percentage at 35.8%. The Timberwolves attempted 45.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line last season, and 35.5% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempted 54.6% of their shots, with 64.5% of their makes coming from there.
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
While Oklahoma City ranked in the bottom five in the NBA in points per game last year with 103.7 (worst), it ranked 16th in the league with 111.8 points given up per contest. In 2021-22, the Thunder averaged 1.9 more points per game at home (104.7) than away (102.8).
Oklahoma City ranked 17th in the NBA by sinking 12.1 three-pointers per contest, but it had a 32.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranked worst in the league. Of the shots attempted by the Thunder last season, 58.0% of them were two-pointers (68.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 42.0% were threes (31.6%).
Timberwolves vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this contest is the Timberwolves, and we predict that Timberwolves will cover the spread (Timberwolves -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225 points.
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