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Wolves-Thunder Betting Guide: How Thibodeau’s Firing Affects This Over/Under

Jan 08, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Photo credit: USAToday Sports. Pictured: Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Spread: Thunder -8
  • Over/Under: 228.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: NBA TV

>> All odds as of 12:15 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NBA odds and track your bets

The 19-21 Timberwolves will travel to Oklahoma City to face the 25-14 Thunder in their first game without former head coach Tom Thibodeau.

What will his absence mean for Tuesday night’s spread and total? Our analysts discuss.

Betting Trends to Know

The Timberwolves hit the road after sweeping the Lakers and Magic on a quick two-game homestand to faces one of the best and hottest teams in the Western Conference: The Thunder.

The Wolves are 3-11 (21.4%) against the spread on the road against the West this season, failing to cover by 7.6 points per game and losing bettors 8.2 units. Minnesota is the NBA’s least profitable team in this spot.Evan Abrams

Did you know? Russell Westbrook leads the NBA in triple-doubles this season and is averaging 21.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game. But the OKC star has the lowest true shooting percentage of his career (.475).

Westbrook is getting his stats, but not efficiently, which isn’t helping the Thunder offense. The unit is tied for 20th in the NBA in efficiency (105.2 points per 100 possessions). John Ewing

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