Timberwolves vs Thunder Predictions & Best Bets

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2023

The Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Oklahoma City Thunder to round out the NBA Play-In Tournament.

The winner claims the No. 8 and final seed in the Western Conference playoffs earning a date with the Denver Nuggets, while the loser is officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Let’s take a look at my prediction and best bets ahead of this terrific on-court matchup.

Thunder vs Timberwolves Odds

NBA odds used for these best bets are current as of Thursday, April 13, at 1 a.m. ET and were found at DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Moneyline: Timberwolves (-190) • Thunder (+160)
  • Spread: Timberwolves -4.5 (-110) • Thunder +4.5 (-110)
  • Total Points: Over 228.0 (-110) • Under 228.0 (-110)

Thunder vs Timberwolves Prediction

Thunder 120, Timberwolves 111

Although the T-Wolves were victorious in three of the four matchups against the Thunder this season, Minnesota is a team in complete disarray at the moment.

In addition to the embarrassing on-court incident between Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson, the Timberwolves blew an 11-point halftime lead against the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this week, which cost them the No. 7 seed in the West.

It’s hard for me to back the Timberwolves given the recent string of events surrounding the team. On the heels of the brilliance of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 32-point performance against the Pelicans, look for OKC to prevail in this one and book its ticket to the dance.

Thunder vs Timberwolves Best Bets

Thunder +4.5 (-110) • DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 2 Units
After marching into New Orleans and taking down one of the best defensive teams in basketball, OKC enters Friday’s matchup in a favorable smash spot. For this reason, I have no problem laying a two-unit wager on OKC against the spread.

Winners of three straight games dating back to the regular season, the Thunder are young, hungry, talented, and receive superior front-court guard play in the form of Josh Giddey and the aforementioned Gilgeous-Alexander.

I’m loving the value and number you’re getting the Thunder here at +4.5. Look for the Thunder to cover the spread and advance to the NBA postseason.


Domenic Lunardo

Domenic is a freelance sportswriter at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for The Hockey Writers, Prime Time Sports Talk, and Faceoff Sports Network. Over the past few years, Domenic has provided analysis more frequently in the sports betting industry and maintains an active presence on Twitter, primarily posting daily betting cards across the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, college basketball, and soccer. Although Domenic has a diverse sporting background, he specializes in hockey and football.

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