Minnesota Timberwolves versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-20-2012


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The 21-4 Oklahoma City Thunder will be on a back to back as they travel to face the 12-11 Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Minnesota is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.

The point spread in this NBA game has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 198 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds were opened a few hours ago.

During the lockout shortened season a year ago the teams met three times with the Thunder winning all three games but Minnesota covered each spread as the kept the game close enough to cover as an underdog in each game.

Oklahoma City continues their winning ways as they make it 12 in a row following a 100-92 road win at Atlanta as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The Thunder defended well limiting the Hawks to just 38% shooting. OKC is the top scoring team in the league scoring 105 points a game. They make 48.5% from the floor. They defend very well allowing opponent’s 42.5% shooting. Oklahoma City is 6-2 straight up on the road. Kevin Durant leads the club with nearly 28 points a game.

The Timberwolves have played well at home with a 7-3 straight up record. The team returns home from a short road trip to Florida where the go 0-2 with losses to Orlando and Miami by 9 points or greater. Minnesota struggles from three making 29.4% from the floor. Ricky Rubio has returned to the lineup for Minnesota after major knee surgery. He did not play on Tuesday and is questionable on Thursday. He has played in two games with an average of four points and 6 ½ assists a game in 17 minutes.