Timberwolves vs Thunder Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, December 3, 2022

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (11-11) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (9-13) at Target Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The Thunder are 5-point underdogs in the game. The point total in this game is set at 233.5.

How to bet Timberwolves vs. Thunder

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -199 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +166 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 233.5 points.

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Timberwolves vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Timberwolves are 8-14-0 this season. Minnesota has been chosen as the favorite in 15 games this year and has walked away with the win nine times (60%) in those games. Timberwolves games this year have hit the over on nine of 22 set point totals.

In the Thunder’s 22 games this year, they have 13 wins against the spread. Oklahoma City has put together a 7-9 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 43.8% of those games). Thunder games this season have gone over the point total 14 times in 22 opportunities (63.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 22 22.9 5.7 3.8 1.5 0.4 2.6
Karl-Anthony Towns 21 20.8 8.2 5.3 0.8 0.7 1.8
D’Angelo Russell 22 14.4 3.4 6.7 1.3 0.6 1.9
Rudy Gobert 20 13.6 11.8 0.9 0.8 1.4 0
Jaden McDaniels 19 11.4 3.5 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.1

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 20 31.1 4.9 6.1 1.7 1.2 1.1
Josh Giddey 19 14.4 7.5 5.5 0.5 0.4 0.7
Luguentz Dort 22 14.1 4.4 2.3 1.2 0.4 1.7
Jalen Williams 18 10.7 3.2 2.6 0.7 0.3 0.7
Tre Mann 19 9.6 2.9 1.9 0.9 0.1 1.5
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Timberwolves: Jordan McLaughlin: Questionable (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

Thunder: Mike Muscala: Questionable (Finger), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Questionable (Hip), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

With 114.4 points per game on offense, Minnesota is 12th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it gives up 115.3 points per contest, which ranks 20th in the league. The Timberwolves post 114.6 points per game in home games, compared to 114.1 points per game in away games, a difference of 0.5 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Timberwolves have been racking up 114.8 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 114.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Minnesota, who is 21st in the league with 11.1 made threes per game, is shooting just 32.6% from beyond the arc, which is fourth-worst in the NBA. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Timberwolves have taken 60.9% two-pointers (accounting for 73.5% of the team’s baskets) and 39.1% from beyond the arc (26.5%).

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What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Offensively Oklahoma City is the sixth-ranked team in the NBA (116 points per game). Defensively it is third-worst (117.4 points conceded per game). At home, the Thunder score 119 points per game. On the road, they score 113. In their past 10 games, the Thunder are scoring 119.1 points per contest, 3.1 more than their season average (116).

With 11.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.6% from downtown, Oklahoma City is 18th and 24th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Thunder take 36.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.7% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.4% of the Thunder’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 73.6% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Timberwolves, and we project that Thunder will cover the spread (Timberwolves -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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