[6:00 PM] Timberwolves @ Thunder

Who will WIN this matchup?

Minnesota Timberwolves (1-3)

@ Oklahoma City Thunder (4-1)


Current odds:

Minnesota Timberwolves: (+199)

Oklahoma City Thunder: (-222)


ESPN simulations have Oklahoma City as 82.3% favorites to win the game.

76% of sports bets are currently on Oklahoma City to win as (-222) favorites.

Westbrook set the NBA on fire in the first week and averaged 37.8 points while notching a pair of triple-doubles in the first four games before slumping to 20 points on 4-of-15 shooting on the second night of a back-to-back in the 122-96 loss to Golden State.

The Timberwolves seemed to put all their talent together on both ends of the floor in a 116-80 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday but fell back into bad habits in a 102-99 home loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.

Minnesota had four starters age 22 or younger in the last two games, with 22-year-old point guard Kris Dunn the lone rookie of the bunch, and could not find the same fire in the third quarter that carried the team to a lead in the first half on Thursday – a habit that first surfaced in losses in the first two games.

One of the positives coming out of the first loss was the play of guard Victor Oladipo, who scored 21 points on a season-best 8-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

The Thunder took three of the four meetings last season, but Minnesota won its last visit to Oklahoma 99-96 on March 11.


StreakSmarts Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick