Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves 3/9/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The Oklahoma City Thunder complete a back to back on Wednesday when visiting Minnesota after hosting the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Oklahoma City is last in the Northwest division at 20-44 and 20 games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. The Thunder lost to the Jazz 116-103 on Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the leading scorer for Oklahoma City with 33 points.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading Oklahoma City in scoring and assists with averages of 24.0 points and 5.6 assists per game, while the leading rebounder is Darius Bazley with an average of 6.5 rebounds per game. Josh Giddey is the leading rebounder and the leader in assists but is out injured. Oklahoma City is scoring an average of 102.1 points per game, while shooting 42.2% overall and 31.2% from three-point territory.
Minnesota looks for its fifth consecutive victory when hosting Oklahoma City on Wednesday. The Timberwolves are third in the Northwest division at 37-29 and four games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Minnesota defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 124-81 on Monday. It was the second time in three days that Minnesota defeated Portland by 14 points or more. Karl-Anthony Towns was the leading scorer with 27 points and pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds.
Karl-Anthony Towns is leading Minnesota in scoring and rebounding with averages of 24.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. D'Angelo Russell, who is questionable for Wednesday, is the leader in assists with an average of 7.0 assists per game. Anthony Edwards, who is also questionable for Wednesday, is the second-leading scorer with an average of 21.4 points per game. Minnesota is scoring an average of 114.3 points per game.
While the OVER is a solid choice in this matchup, the play here is Minnesota. Although Minnesota played without its second-leading scorer and leader in assists, the Timberwolves defeated the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday by 43 points. Minnesota is 5-1 straight up and ATS over its last five. The T-Wolves have covered the number in six of the last seven versus Oklahoma City. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Timberwolves win and cover ATS 119-102.