Timberwolves vs. Thunder Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 3 (No KAT? No Problem for the T-Wolves at Home)

Devon Platana
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
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Timberwolves vs. Thunder Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Target Center -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Coverage: BSOK and BSN

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a slate of seven matchups, including the third clash of the year between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder. Life without Karl-Anthony Towns hasn't been easy, but the Timberwolves did jump back into the win column with a 109-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

At the same time, the Thunder ended a two-game losing skid of their own with a 119-111 win over the San Antonio Spurs that same day. Jalen Williams was OKC's star of the game, pacing his team with a 27-point showing while shooting 11-of-15 from the field.

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIN: (-194) | OKC: (+162)
  • Spread: MIN: -4.5 (-110) | OKC: +4.5 (-110)
  • Total: 233.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Timberwolves enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 233.5 points, which is the second-highest of Saturday's projected totals.

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Betting Trends

  • The Timberwolves won 42 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 40 times.
  • The Thunder's ATS record as underdogs of 5.5 points or more was 35-21-2 last season.
  • Last season, 49 Timberwolves games hit the over.
  • Out of 82 Thunder games last season, 40 went over the total.

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Prediction & Pick

The Timberwolves have absolutely shut the Thunder down this season, winning each of the previous two meetings while holding the latter to 108 and 106 points in each contest. Considering how Towns averaged only 13.5 points in those victories, it's fair to say that Minnesota should be just fine without him again.

On top of that, the T-Wolves have won six straight games against the Thunder, including the last two at Target Center by an average margin of 18.5 points. Even with OKC getting a returning Shai Gilgeous-Alexander back in the lineup, Minnesota has held him to 19 or fewer points in three of the last five meetings overall.

Back the Timberwolves getting the win thanks to another gutsy performance.

Final Score Prediction: Timberwolves: 114 | Thunder: 109

Timberwolves vs. Thunder Best Bet

During their six-game winning streak against the Thunder, the Timberwolves have won each of those games by an average of 20.3 points. Three of those victories game by a margin of at least 30, showcasing just how badly Minnesota has had OKC's number.

With the Timberwolves also covering the spread in four of their last five meetings with the Thunder, I expect much of the same tonight.

Bet: Timberwolves -4.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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