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NBA Betting? Thunder vs T-Wolves Predictions

Wednesday night NBA basketball betting action sees the Oklahoma City Thunder taking not the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cappers Picks provides free NBA basketball handicapping tips all season long.

If the Minnesota Timberwolves want to find a silver lining to their poor season, they can at least say they’re playing in one of he most important games on the final day of the NBA regular season.

NBA Basketball Odds

Oklahoma City Thunder (44-37) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (16-65)
Wednesday, April 15th
8:00 PM ET
Target Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
FSN North
NBA Basketball Betting Lines: Oklahoma City -13.5
NBA Basketball O/U: 212
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Minnesota will try to spoil the Russell Westbrook show as they hope to deny the Thunder a post season birth. Oklahoma City needs a road win over Minnesota, combined with a New Orleans loss to San Antonio to get into the playoffs as they do not hold the tiebreaker with the Pelicans.

Oklahoma City

The Thunder season was saved, for the time being, when the commissioner’s office decided to take back Russell Westbrook’s 16th technical foul and allow him to play in the Thunder’s win over Portland last time out.

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Still, Oklahoma City must head into Minnesota and grab a win and hope for a little help from the Spurs.

Sitting with a 44-37 record, the Thunder and Pelicans remained tied for the 8th and final spot in the NBA Western Conference. Due to head-to-head tiebreakers, the Pelicans would advance into the post season. That being said, the Thunder should be able to handle the Timberwolves and may have lucked out as San Antonio is the hottest team in basketball.

The Thunder have taken 6 straight from the Timberwolves and 20 of the last 23 head-to-head match ups. They’re 3-0 this season and have won all three by an average of almost 14 points a game.

Enes Kanter will be a dark horse in this final game as he continues to play as well as anybody. After being acquired from Utah, Kanter went for 23 points and 15 rebounds in his first meeting with Minnesota.

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On the season, the Thunder are just 15-25 S.U. on the road.


Plagued by multiple injuries, the Timberwolves look to play spoiler and put their mark on what has been an abysmal season. With just 16 wins, Minnesota sits just one win ahead of the NBA’s worst team, the New York Knicks.

They suffered a season worst 15 game losing streak that stretched out nearly a month, and have been trying to get healthy all season. Anthony Bennett, Kevin Martin, and Kevin Garnett all joined a long list of injured Twolves and will likely be out on Wednesday.

The lone bright spot has been the play of Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins has been the light at the end of the tunnel for Minnesota from the day he was acquired from Cleveland.

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On the season, Wiggins is averaging 16.5 points a game to go along with 4.5 rebounds a game. It is likely he will be the Rookie of the Year in 2015.

NBA Basketball Trends:

  • Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • Thunder are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win.
  • Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
  • Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.

Free 4* NBA Pick: Minnesota +13.5

Even with all the injuries, this is Minnesota’s championship game.

Oklahoma City 105, Minnesota 99

Take the points and hope the role of spoiler is enough to cover the big spread as they lose the game, but keep things interesting on the final day of the season.

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By Tony M

Tony is new to Cappers Picks and has been betting on sports since the first day he turned 18. He is a 22 year old Cleveland native who lives and breathes Indians baseball. His dream is to be part of a championship celebration at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.