Thursday, January 27, 2022

Timberwolves vs. Thunder odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 5 predictions from proven computer model

A Northwest Division battle is on tap between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at the Target Center. Minnesota is 17-20 overall and 10-10 at home, while Oklahoma City is 13-23 overall and 5-12 on the road. The Timberwolves snapped a three-game losing streak on Monday. The Thunder, meanwhile, have lost four of their past six games. 

Minnesota is favored by nine points in the latest Timberwolves vs. Thunder odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 217.5. Before entering any Thunder vs. Timberwolves picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 48-24 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Timberwolves vs. Thunder. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Timberwolves vs. Thunder:

  • Timberwolves vs. Thunder spread: Timberwolves -9
  • Timberwolves vs. Thunder over-under: 217.5 points

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What you need to know about the Timberwolves

The Timberwolves eased past the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, 122-104 on the road. Anthony Edwards shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 28 points. He scored 10 in the fourth quarter. The Timberwolves went on an 18-6 run in the final quarter. 

Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell (conditioning) are expected to play on Wednesday. McKinley Wright (health and safety protocols) is out. 

What you need to know about the Thunder

Oklahoma City lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, 95-86. The Thunder scored just 17 points in the second quarter. At 19 years, two months, 23 days old, Josh Giddey became the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double with 17 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed the game due to health and safety protocols, but he was cleared ahead of Wednesday’s scheduled matchup with the Timberwolves. 

Derrick Favors (back) is questionable for Wednesday’s game, while Luguentz Dort (knee) is out. 

How to make Thunder vs. Timberwolves picks

The model has simulated Timberwolves vs. Thunder 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Timberwolves vs. Thunder? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Timberwolves vs. Thunder spread you need to jump on Wednesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out

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