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Timberwolves vs. Thunder Betting Picks - Free NBA Best Bets, Odds, Predictions for 4/14/2023

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Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, another article in our weekly series of free NBA betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free NBA betting breakdown article is for Friday, April 14th.

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Today's Betting Overview - Thunder @ Timberwolves

The Thunder take on the Timberwolves on Friday, April 14th at Target Center, Minneapolis. RotoBaller provides free handicapping picks and odds for all NBA games throughout the 2022-2023 season.

  • Matchup: Oklahoma City Thunder (40-42) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (42-40)
  • Date: Friday, April 14th
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Target Center

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder - NBA Betting Analysis

After taking down the Pelicans by a score of 123-118, the Thunder are riding a two-game win streak. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way in scoring with 32 points. Oklahoma City was the 5.5-point underdog heading into the game, giving them an ATS win.

With the win, the team has moved to 40-42, placing them 9th in the Western Conference. So far this season, they have gone 24-17 at home and 16-25 on the road. The Thunder have a three-game win streak against the spread and have an overall ATS mark of 47-35.

This season, the Thunder's offense has been excellent, ranking 1st in the NBA at 117.5 points per game. Oklahoma City has averaged 119 points per contest over their last five games. Oklahoma City has used pace to their advantage this season, averaging 101.4 possessions per game, which is the 6th most in the league. This up-tempo style has made up for a three-point field goal percentage of 35.6% (18th). In terms of getting to the free-throw line, the Thunder are 2nd in the NBA in attempts while connecting at a rate of 80.9%.

Oklahoma City's defense is currently ranked 19th in the league at 111.8 points allowed per game. Oklahoma City is hovering around the league average despite forcing turnovers at a below-average rate of 12.5 per game. Also, the unit has struggled to clean up the defensive glass, ranking 29th in defensive rebounds per game. So far, opponents have hit 45.9% of their field goal attempts and 35.0% of their looks from deep.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves - NBA Betting Analysis

In Minnesota's most recent game, Karl-Anthony Towns led the team in scoring with 24 points, but the Timberwolves fell to the Lakers by a score of 108-102 to the Lakers. Despite the straight-up loss, Minnesota covered the spread as they were 8.5-point underdogs going into the game.

Now, the Timberwolves' overall record sits at 42-40, placing them 8th in the Western Conference. The team's current record at home is 22-19 and 20-21 on the road. Even though the Timberwolves have rattled off 4 straight wins against the spread, their overall ATS record is 41-42.

In their last five games, the Timberwolves have averaged 115 points per contest which is similar to their season average. Overall, Minnesota is ranked 16th in the league with a scoring average of 115.8 points per game. In today's game, we will likely see the Timberwolves attempting to control the pace of play, as they average 101.2 possessions per game, ranking 1st in the league. Minnesota has also been strong with their outside shooting this season, ranking 1st in three-point shooting percentage at 36.5%. Their per-game assist average of 26.2 is 1st in the NBA.

Minnesota's defense will take the court ranked 19th in the league at 111.8 points per game. Despite their struggles on the defensive glass, ranking 37.3 in defensive rebounds per contest, and generating turnovers at a below-average rate of 14.8 per game, the unit has managed to maintain league-average numbers. So far, opponents have shot 45.9% from the field and 35.0% from beyond the arc.

 

Today's NBA Betting Pick - Thunder vs. Timberwolves

The Timberwolves currently have the leg up in this year's season series against the Thunder. Across four games, the Timberwolves have a record of 3-1. In the last head-to-head matchup, the Timberwolves were favored by 11.0 points. With their 115-108 win, they also covered the spread. The oddsmakers had the over/under line set at 226.0 points, which the teams did not surpass.

In the Thunder's previous five games as the favorite, they have a straight-up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 against the spread. Across their last three road games, they are 2-1 ATS and 2-1 straight up. Their previous ten games have an over/under mark of 4-6 with an average of 232 points per contest.

Across Minnesota's last five games at home, they have an ATS mark of 4-1 while going 3-2 straight-up. As the favorite, the Timberwolves are 3-0 straight up on an average scoring differential of -8 points per game. This has led to an ATS mark of 3-0. Their previous ten games have ended in an average of 229 points per game and an over/under mark of 3-7.

Recommended ATS Betting Pick: OKC +5.5

Recommended OU Betting Pick: Under 228.5



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