The Minnesota Timberwolves (1-1) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (0-2) at Paycom Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, October 23, 2022. The Thunder are 9-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 227.5 point total.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with sportsbooks listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -387 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +305 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 227.5 points.
Timberwolves vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, October 23, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOK
- Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Arena: Paycom Center
Timberwolves vs. Thunder Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Timberwolves were 43-37-2 last season. Minnesota finished 33-12 in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 73.3% of those games). In 82 Timberwolves games last season, 50 of them went over the total.
The Thunder had 48 wins in 82 games against the spread last year. Oklahoma City was underdogs in 79 games last season and won 22 (27.8%) of those contests. Out of 82 Thunder games last year, 41 hit the over.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves vs. Thunder Injury Report
Timberwolves: Kyle Anderson: Out (Back), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
Thunder: Jalen Williams: Out (Ankle), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
On offense, Minnesota was the best team in the league (115.9 points per game) last season. Defensively, it was 24th (113.3 points allowed per game). The Timberwolves posted 113.4 points per game at home. In road games, they played better offensively, averaging 118.4 points per contest.
Beyond the arc, Minnesota was best in the league in 3-pointers made per game (14.8) last season. It was 12th in 3-point percentage at 35.8%. Last year, the Timberwolves attempted 54.6% of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 45.4% from beyond it. In terms of makes, 64.5% of the Timberwolves’ baskets were 2-pointers, and 35.5% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City found it difficult to produce points last season, ranking worst in the league with 103.7 points per game. It did better defensively, ranking 15th by surrendering 111.8 points per contest. In 2021-22, the Thunder scored 1.9 more points per game at home (104.7) than on the road (102.8).
Oklahoma City ranked 17th in the NBA by making 12.1 threes per contest, but it sported a 32.3% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranked worst in the league. In terms of shot breakdown, the Thunder took 58.1% two-pointers (accounting for 68.4% of the team’s baskets) and 41.9% threes (31.6%).
Timberwolves vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Timberwolves, and we predict that Timberwolves will cover the spread (Timberwolves -9). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227.5 points.
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