How to watch Timberwolves vs. Thunder basketball game
By Scout Staff
3 min read
Through 1 Quarter
The Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to win this one, and so far that’s exactly how it’s playing out. They are way out in front after one quarter with a 30-10 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Timberwolves have enjoyed the tag-team combination of shooting guard Anthony Edwards and point guard Patrick Beverley. The former has nine points in addition to four steals, while the latter has six points and three assists. Oklahoma City hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to four points or fewer.
Minnesota’s lead is the biggest they have had this season going into the second quarter.
Oklahoma City @ Minnesota
Current Records: Oklahoma City 13-23; Minnesota 17-20
What to Know
After three games on the road, the Minnesota Timberwolves are heading back home. The Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder will face off in a Northwest Division battle at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Target Center. Minnesota is out to stop a five-game streak of losses at home.
Minnesota strolled past the Los Angeles Clippers with points to spare on Monday, taking the contest 122-104. Minnesota can attribute much of their success to shooting guard Anthony Edwards, who shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 28 points.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City came up short against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, falling 95-86. Despite the defeat, OKC got a solid performance out of point guard Josh Giddey, who posted a triple-double on 17 points, 14 assists, and 13 boards. That’s Giddey’s first triple-double of the season.
Minnesota is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
The Timberwolves’ victory brought them up to 17-20 while the Thunder’s loss pulled them down to 13-23. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Minnesota has only been able to knock down 43.20% percent of their shots, which is the fourth lowest field goal percentage in the league. OKCs have had an even harder time: they have only been able to knock down 41.40% percent of their shots, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. It could be a slow night.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Target Center — Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: Bally Sports – North
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $20.00
The Timberwolves are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Timberwolves as an 8.5-point favorite.
Oklahoma City have won 13 out of their last 22 games against Minnesota.
- Mar 22, 2021 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Minnesota 103
- Feb 06, 2021 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Minnesota 118
- Feb 05, 2021 – Minnesota 106 vs. Oklahoma City 103
- Jan 25, 2020 – Oklahoma City 113 vs. Minnesota 104
- Jan 13, 2020 – Oklahoma City 117 vs. Minnesota 104
- Dec 06, 2019 – Oklahoma City 139 vs. Minnesota 127
- Apr 07, 2019 – Oklahoma City 132 vs. Minnesota 126
- Mar 05, 2019 – Minnesota 131 vs. Oklahoma City 120
- Jan 08, 2019 – Minnesota 119 vs. Oklahoma City 117
- Dec 23, 2018 – Minnesota 114 vs. Oklahoma City 112
- Jan 10, 2018 – Minnesota 104 vs. Oklahoma City 88
- Dec 01, 2017 – Oklahoma City 111 vs. Minnesota 107
- Oct 27, 2017 – Minnesota 119 vs. Oklahoma City 116
- Oct 22, 2017 – Minnesota 115 vs. Oklahoma City 113
- Apr 11, 2017 – Oklahoma City 100 vs. Minnesota 98
- Jan 13, 2017 – Minnesota 96 vs. Oklahoma City 86
- Dec 25, 2016 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Minnesota 100
- Nov 05, 2016 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Minnesota 92
- Mar 11, 2016 – Minnesota 99 vs. Oklahoma City 96
- Jan 27, 2016 – Oklahoma City 126 vs. Minnesota 123
- Jan 15, 2016 – Oklahoma City 113 vs. Minnesota 93
- Jan 12, 2016 – Oklahoma City 101 vs. Minnesota 96
Injury Report for Minnesota
- McKinley Wright IV: Out (Covid-19)
Injury Report for Oklahoma City
- Derrick Favors: Game-Time Decision (Back)
- Vit Krejci: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Luguentz Dort: Out (Knee)
- Isaiah Roby: Out (Covid-19)