Oklahoma City Thunder versus Minnesota Timberwolves Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-9-2013

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The 16-15 Minnesota Timberwolves will be on a back to back as they face the 26-8 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The current point spread in this NBA game has the home club Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -12 points with an over under line of 200 ½ points. When the odds came out it was OKC favored by -11 ½ points and the over under line of 200 ½ points. There has been a ½ point move on the Thunder and no movement on the total.

The teams met back on December 20th it was Minnesota with the 99-93 home win against the Thunder as a +2 point underdog. The game went under 200 ½ points. Minnesota was rested and caught the Thunder on a back to back. Trend: Minnesota Timberwolves is 6-0 ATS in their past six games.

The Timberwolves are 6-10 on the road this season. They bounce back from a home loss to Portland by defeating the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night 108-103 and covering the spread as a -1 point betting favorite. The game landed over 188 ½ points. For one game the Timberwolves stepped up as they are without Kevin Love in their lineup with a broken hand. No return date has been announced and he could miss weeks according to the Timberwolves general manager. Ricky Rubio saw 18 minutes last night as he was listed as questionable with backs spasms. He had eight assists and four points in 18 minutes off the bench. Nikola Pekovic stepped up big last night with 25 points and 18 rebounds in the win. Minnesota is seventh in the NBA in scoring defense as they hold opponents to 95 points a game.

The Thunder is 17-3 on their home court. This will be an angry team as they travel to Washington on a back to back on Monday night and are defeated by the hapless Wizards 101-99 as a -11 ½ point favorite. The Thunder played at Toronto in a day game on Sunday so they had a big more rest in this back to back. OKC had a bad shooting night making just 42% from the field. Guards Russell Westbrook and Kevin Martin combine for 7 of 29 shooting. OKC is the second ranked scoring offense in the league with 105 points per game average. They defend well as the Thunder is second in defensive field goal percentage allowing 43% shooting. Oklahoma City is outstanding offensively on their home court as they make over 49% of their shots.

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