Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 4

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 04, 2022, 5:46 PM
  • The Timberwolves (32-28) are -8.5 favorites vs. the Thunder (18-41)
  • Total (Over/Under): 230.5 points
  • Friday, March 4, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSOK & BSN

The Minnesota Timberwolves visit Paycom Center to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in Oklahoma City.

The Timberwolves are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -8.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Timberwolves are 33-29 against the spread, while the Thunder are 37-22 against the spread.

The Timberwolves vs Thunder Over/Under is 230.5 total points for the game.


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Timberwolves vs. Thunder Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Minnesota Timberwolves-8.5 -110O 230.5 -110-450
Oklahoma City Thunder +8.5 -110U 230.5 -110340

Against the spread this NBA season, the Timberwolves have gone:

  • 33-29 against the Spread (+1.1 Units / 1.59% ROI)
  • 34-29 against the Moneyline (+1.9 Units / 1.87% ROI)
  • 39-24 against the Over for game total points (+12.6 Units / 18.18% ROI)
  • 24-39 against the Under for game total points (-18.9 Units / -27.27% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the Game Total Over in 34 of their last 46 games (+20.80 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the Team Total Over in 23 of their last 32 away games (+13.58 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 16 of their last 19 away games (+12.70 Units / 60% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 18 of their last 24 away games (+12.33 Units / 46% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 3Q Spread in 34 of their last 55 games (+12.08 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the Game Total Under in 13 of their last 48 games (-25.50 Units / -48% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the Team Total Under in 16 of their last 49 games (-20.09 Units / -36% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 42 games (-15.70 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 7 of their last 27 away games (-14.91 Units / -50% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 9 of their last 28 away games (-12.07 Units / -35% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Thunder have gone:

  • 37-22 against the Spread (+12.8 Units / 18.75% ROI)
  • 20-42 against the Moneyline (+9.5 Units / 15.1% ROI)
  • 29-33 against the Over for game total points (-7.3 Units / -10.7% ROI)
  • 33-29 against the Under for game total points (+1.1 Units / 1.61% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the Spread in 37 of their last 59 games (+16.10 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the 2Q Spread in 35 of their last 60 games (+9.92 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 33 of their last 57 games (+9.86 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 15 of their last 23 games (+7.30 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have covered the Game Total Over in their last 6 games (+6.00 Units / 91% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 22 of their last 59 games (-15.10 Units / -23% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the 1Q Spread in 25 of their last 62 games (-12.23 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the Team Total Over in 27 of their last 62 games (-12.19 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the 1H Moneyline in 16 of their last 55 games (-11.07 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have only covered the 4Q Spread in 10 of their last 30 games at home (-10.87 Units / -33% ROI)

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Keys to the Game vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Timberwolves were 5-22 (.185) when their opponent attempts 25 or more free throws last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .456

The Timberwolves were 8-21 (.276) when they lose the turnover margin last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .446

The Timberwolves were 10-44 (.185) when allowing 110 or more points last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Timberwolves are 1-27 (.036) when allowing an eFG of 60% or better since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .132

Oklahoma City Thunder: Keys to the Game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Thunder were 4-17 (.190) when allowing 15 or more fastbreak points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .413

The Thunder are 8-18 (.308) when allowing 15 or more second chance points this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .468

The Thunder are 4-23 (.148) when allowing 110 or more points this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .274

The Thunder are 15-38 (.283) when allowing 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .458

Injury Report: Thunder vs. Timberwolves - Friday's Game, Mar. 04

  • Josh Giddey (Thunder): Giddey is not expected to return to action any time soon as he deals with a right hip injury, according to Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman.
  • Ty Jerome (Thunder): Jerome hasn't played since Feb. 14 against New York. A timetable for his return has not been announced.
  • Kenrich Williams (Thunder): Williams hasn't played since Feb. 14 against New York. A timetable for his return has not been announced.
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Thunder): The Thunder announced that Robinson-Earl will miss at least six weeks with a fracture in his foot.
  • Derrick Favors (Thunder): The Thunder have listed Favors as OUT for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Timberwolves.
  • Mike Muscala (Thunder): Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said there remains no timetable for Muscala's return.
  • Aaron Wiggins (Thunder): The Thunder have listed Wiggins as OUT for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Timberwolves.
  • Luguentz Dort (Thunder): Dort hasn't played since Feb. 12 against Chicago. A timetable for his return has not been announced.
  • McKinley Wright IV (Timberwolves): The Timberwolves announced that Wright IV has been cleared for contact and will be re-evaluated in the next week or so.
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (Timberwolves): The Timberwolves have listed Vanderbilt as QUESTIONABLE for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Thunder.
  • Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves): The Timberwolves have listed Edwards as OUT for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Thunder.

Minnesota Timberwolves Offensive Stats & Trends

The Timberwolves have averaged 0.50 points per possession (6,294 points/13,177 possessions) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.53

The Timberwolves have averaged 12.4 offensive rebounds per game (560 rebounds/45 games) this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Timberwolves have made 14.3 three-pointers per game this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Timberwolves have averaged 11.3 offensive rebounds per game (1,317 rebounds/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Oklahoma City Thunder Offensive Stats & Trends

The Thunder had an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4 (1,588 assists/ 1,108 TOs) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.9

The Thunder are shooting 42% (1,634/3,916) this season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 45%

The Thunder had an assist to turnover ratio of 1.3 (737 assists/ 570 TOs) in the second half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Thunder have averaged 1.13 points per shot (4,431 points/3,916 shots) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.23

Minnesota Timberwolves Defensive Stats & Trends

The Timberwolves have averaged 32.9 defensive rebounds per game (1,481 rebounds/45 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Timberwolves averaged 33.0 defensive rebounds per game (2,376 rebounds/72 games) last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Timberwolves have blocked 260 shots this season — 3rd most among NBA teams

The Timberwolves have 394 steals this season — 4th most among NBA teams

Oklahoma City Thunder Defensive Stats & Trends

The Thunder have averaged 35.6 defensive rebounds per game (1,566 rebounds/44 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Thunder have averaged 35.6 defensive rebounds per game (4,134 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Thunder averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Thunder have averaged 6.8 steals per game (396 steals/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6


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