History Repeats: Thunder, Wolves to Surpass Total Again

Thunder Wolves

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:21 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 5:21 PM UTC

Oklahoma City and Minnesota clash Wednesday in a matchup that exceeded the total in their first three meetings this season. Bettors might want to remember that.

Wednesday NBA: Thunder vs. Timberwolves

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Free NBA Pick: Over 212Best Line Offered: BetOnline

The Thunder are starting to struggle again, and it’s coming at a very bad time. This is a tough stretch of their schedule, and losing to the Trail Blazers (without Damian Lillard) and Suns is not a good sign. Now the Thunder -- +4½ underdogs with a total of 212 points on Wednesday's NBA odds board -- have to deal with a Timberwolves defense that has gotten a lot better lately.

The over has cashed in each time in this season's first three matchups between OKC and Minnesota, and that might happen again. The Thunder have allowed 112 points per game in their last five, while scoring an average of 115.8. The Wolves have improved their defense a lot over their last five games, but against divisional opponents they have allowed nearly 109 points per game -- and 113.3 points per game to the Thunder.

Both defenses are affected with Andre Roberson (Thunder) and Jeff Teague (Wolves) sidelined, and with the Thunder coming off a game Tuesday, that should help our play even more in our NBA picks. The Thunder are 4-3 cashing the over on no rest this season, and playing on the road on the second night of a back-to-back should hurt their defense enough to make the over the play.

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