Don't miss out on the NBA showdown between the Timberwolves and Thunder. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on BSO, and it's hosted by the Thunder at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 226.5 points, and the Thunder are the home favorites against the Timberwolves in a Northwest division matchup.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES VS OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5

This game will be played at Paycom Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, December 26th.

WHY BET THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-111 in favor of the Thunder.
  • Our projections have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finishing with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Thunder finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 13 threes.

Is a Road Win Possible for Minnesota?

With an overall record of 22-6, the Timberwolves are looking to extend their two game winning streak. So far, they are in 1st place in the Western Conference and are leading the Northwest division.

Against the spread, Minnesota have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 15-12 ATS. Minnesota has gone 11-9 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-3 when playing as underdogs.

The Timberwolves' offense finished with 110 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 113.5 points per contest. Anthony Edwards led the scoring for the Timberwolves, contributing 34 points. Additionally, Rudy Gobert chipped in with 21 points.

At present, the Timberwolves' defense is ranked 1, allowing 106.6 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 50.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they're also connecting on 33.7% of their three-point attempts.

Pressure Builds for Oklahoma City as Home Favorites

In their last five games, the Thunder are 3-2 and have an overall record of 18-9. When playing against other Western Conference teams, the Thunder are 12-8 and are 6-1 in non-conference games.

Oklahoma City comes in with an overall ATS record of 19-8 so far this season. The Thunder maintain an ATS record of 9-3 on the road, while they have a 10-5 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Thunder offense is coming off a game in which they scored 120 points vs. the Lakers. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.4% while connecting on 13 threes. The team's top scorer is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 30.8, while Chet Holmgren also maintains a PPG average of 17.2 leading up to the game.

So far, the Thunder defense is giving up 113.6 points per contest, which has them sitting 14 in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups.

Oklahoma City's defense is currently forcing 11.9 turnovers per game, which is 4th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 2nd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.4 rejections per game.