Thunder Against the Spread | Give OKC A Chance Against Minnesota on the Road

OKC failed to cover a big spread for the second time in the last week last night against the Milwaukee Bucks, but I think they’re going to bounce back tonight with a much better performance. It’s difficult to blow a team out twice in five days, and after the Timberwolves dominated the Thunder on Friday night, I just don’t think they can manage it again in such a short period of time. OKC is 6-3 when the spread is between 13 and 16 points, and the Thunder is exceptional at covering on the road, so I’m trusting them to do what they do.

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Thunder Against the Spread | Short-Handed Thunder May Struggle to Cover

The Thunder picked up a big win against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, but the Timberwolves are incredibly focused on making the playoffs, so I don’t think they’re going to let a game just slip by. Still, OKC USUALLY plays well in front of the home crowd—we’re just going to forget about Monday’s game against the Kings—so keeping this one within reach shouldn’t be too difficult.

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OKC Thunder | Game #63 Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s injury list is as long as ever, but the Thunder still managed to pick up a 119-107 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The Nuggets are a formidable team, so the win was impressive for OKC, but tonight’s matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves might be prove to be much more difficult.

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Thunder Against the Spread | Same Story, Different Day with the Wolves

This game should look different in a lot of ways from Wednesday’s matchup, but the outcome will be very similar. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is going to have a better shooting night, Luguentz Dort is back in the starting lineup, and not only do I think OKC covers the spread, but I think they win the game.

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Thunder Against the Spread | Take the Thunder and the Under in Minnesota

The Timberwolves are a better team than the Thunder, and they definitely have the better starting lineup considering that the OKC is missing a few pieces, but the Thunder has a lot of solid young talent that is going to keep them in this one. 8.5 points is a lot for a team that hasn’t really impressed so far this season, and OKC is much more consistent at covering the spread than Minnesota.

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Thunder Against The Spread | Minnesota Is -4 But OKC Is In A Good Spot

I feel the constant need to post a reminder of how difficult it is to handicap this Oklahoma City team. Due to the “tank factor” you really never know which lineup we’ll see and how many minutes of playing time the starters will receive. That said, this should be an OKC cover tonight. Minnesota has only been a favorite three times this season and they’re 1-2 in those games against the spread. Overall the Timberwolves are 8-10-1 against the spread at home and when the line is between (-2 to -5) they are 0-1.

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OKC Thunder | Game #43 Preview: Timberwolves

Tonight, the Thunder wraps up a 4-game road trip with a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Regardless of how you feel about tanking, this isn’t a game that OKC should lose. The Timberwolves are dead last in the Western Conference, STILL behind the Houston Rockets, who have lost 20 consecutive games.

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OKC Thunder | Game #22 Preview: Timberwolves

The Thunder gets a number of players back tonight, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, and Theo Maledon, but several others remain out, and a few new ones, including Al Horford (rest). Playing in a back-to-back is tough in general, but when it’s the same team, it allows both sides to make necessary adjustments.

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OKC Thunder | Game #21 Preview: Timberwolves

The Oklahoma City Thunder rebounded on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets with an easy 104-87 win just two days after being embarrassed by the same team. Now the Thunder turns their attention to the Minnesota Timberwolves for another 2-game series, but this time it’s a back-to-back.

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