Thunder Against the Spread | Take OKC as Road Dogs in Minnesota

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is questionable to play in Minnesota, which is likely why the spread moved from the Wolves by 5 to the Wolves by 6.5 Still, Minnesota is missing Karl Anthony-Towns, and I think OKC’s backcourt is good enough to keep them in this game, whether SGA plays or not. I expect a close one.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #23 Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

The Thunder and T-wolves have met twice this season, once in each location, and both games going to Minnesota. Both of those meetings were close matchups, and this one will be interesting considering the injuries that both teams are dealing with. If Shai is able to go for OKC, the Thunder will have a better chance at victory, obviously, but with Karl Anthony-Towns out for the Wolves, OKC’s defensive strategy becomes a little easier, perhaps.

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Thunder Against the Spread | OKC Will Keep It Close in Home Opener

The Thunder is going to LIVE as an underdog this season, much like last season. Also like last season, I expect OKC to cover the spread far more often than they don’t, and while I believe Minnesota is eventually going to be a pretty solid team, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Thunder not only covered the spread tonight but won the game…IF Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (questionable; left hip contusion) plays.

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Thunder Against the Spread | Can the Thunder Be Successful at Covering as Road Dogs?

The Thunder did a remarkable job in the 2021-22 at covering on the road, doing so 66% of the time. It can be extremely difficult to judge just how good teams are at the beginning of a new season but a few things we know for sure: OKC is likely not in a rush to win this season, and Minnesota upgraded a bit when they traded for Rudy Gobert. Even so, I expect the Thunder to be able to keep this one to within single digits because of superior guard play.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #1 Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

After a long, exciting offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder is finally back and ready to play basketball as they kickoff the regular season Wednesday night in Minnesota against the Timberwolves. As has been the case for the past couple of seasons, the Thunder has quite a few new faces on the roster, and the Timberwolves are a little revamped as well.

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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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