Timberwolves at Thunder 1/8/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:17 PM ET

Timberwolves at Thunder 1/8/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a third straight victory on Tuesday when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder. The T-Wolves defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 108-96 in their most recent outing on Sunday. Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota with 28 points. The Timberwolves fired coach and president Tom Thibodeau on Sunday.

Oklahoma City was defeated in its most recent outing by the Washington Wizards 116-98. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder in the loss with 22 points. The Thunder were outrebounded 66-52 and committed six more turnovers than did the Wizards, while shooting just 43.2% from the field in the lopsided loss. Karl-Anthony Towns is the leading scorer and leading rebounder for Minnesota with averages of 22.2 points and 12.4 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.9 points per game. Jeff Teague leads in assists with an average of 8.5 per game. Minnesota is shooting 45.2% from the field and 35.6% from three-point territory.

Paul George is the leading scorer for the Thunder averaging 26.8 points per game. Russell Westbrook is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds and assists with averages of 21.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game. The Thunder is shooting 45.4% from the field and 32.1% from 3-point territory.

Minnesota has covered the number in each of its last 5 versus Oklahoma City. The Timberwolves will be playing with a new head coach, but that should not affect the team in the short term. Minnesota has covered 9 of its last 13 when their opponents gave up 100 or more points in the previous game. Final Score Prediction, Oklahoma City Thunder wins and but fall short ATS 115-113.

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