*10* NBA GAME OF THE WEEK (Power Sports) ~ 5-1 w/ NBA This Month!
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma City,
12/06/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 127 - 139
Point Spread: -2½/-105 Oklahoma City
10* Oklahoma City (8:05 ET): Two records that are applicable to this matchup make little sense to me. One is that the Thunder are 0-8 ATS the last 8 meetings with the T'wolves. For most of that timeframe, OKC has been the better team. It would be one thing if they were winning and not covering, but they are also 2-6 straight up in those eight games. The other record that has me "scratching my head" is Minnesota's 7-3 SU road record this year. They are only 3-7 SU at home. Normally, you would not see a home vs. road split like that. I'm laying the points here.
My guess is you're going to start to see that home vs. road split start to "even out" for Minnesota. In fact, it's already happening as Wednesday night they lost in Dallas, 121-114, even with the Mavs being in the second night of a back to back. Two key players for Minnesota are on the injured list here - Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) and Andrew Wiggins (thumb). The status of the latter seems more questionable for tonight. Monitor the injury situations, but regardless this play stands. The T'Wolves have dropped six of nine with Towns and Wiggins in the lineup and I don't like them here getting such a short number.
Everyone expected Oklahoma City to drop precipitously in the standings this year due to losing both Paul George and Russell Westbrook. But they've been surprisingly competitive for HC Billy Donovan. The Thunder have a nearly identical point differential compared to the T'wolves and a slightly better net efficiency rating. So I agree with them being a favorite here. They've won 6 of the 7 times they've been a favorite this year. They are long overdue to cover a spread against Minnesota. 10* Oklahoma City