Minnesota vs OKC NBA Guide

Minnesota vs OKC NBA Lines Guide

Written by on March 10, 2016

On Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder host the Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA action. The Thunder (44-20) are in first place in the Northwest Division and just knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, 120-108. The Timberwolves (20-45) are in fifth place in the Northwest Division and suffered a loss in San Antonio on Tuesday night by the score of 116-91. Find out the latest NBA online lines here.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Lines Guide

When: Friday, March 11, 2016, 8:00 PM ET Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK TV: FSN, FSOK Radio: Sports Radio ESPN 1420 AM / Thunder Radio Network Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com NBA Odds: TBA  

Why should you bet on the Thunder?

The Thunder’s win over the Clippers on Wednesday shows why they can win the Western Conference if they can just put their act together for 48 minutes enough times in a seven-game series to knock off any comers. Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 20 assists and 11 boards. The last time a player had a triple-double with at least 25 points, 10 boards and 20 helpers was way back in 1988, when Magic Johnson did it. More importantly, the Thunder got key stops against the Clippers when they needed to — and it is inconsistent defense that is the only thing that will stop the Thunder in the playoffs.

Why should you put your money on Minnesota?

The Timberwolves are going to be a fun team to watch soon, because Karl-Anthony Towns is leading a youth movement that will make Minnesota a pesky team to play — and eventually a contender. However, for now they are just too young and too inexperienced to knock off a contender, especially on the road. The Spurs were able to handle everything the Timberwolves had to offer on Tuesday night. If you’re going to bet on Minnesota, you need a double-digit line.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Thunder to handle the Timberwolves and win in easy fashion. I’m predicting a final score of 122-107.