Timberwolves @ Thunder: Westbrook, George to lead Oklahoma City
Timberwolves @ Thunder NBA odds spreads and predictions
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder will square off on Tuesday night.
The Timberwolves will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they face Oklahoma City.
Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 28 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and four blocks for Minnesota in a convincing 108-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Andrew Wiggins added 28 points and five rebounds, and Jeff Teague contributed 15 points, 11 assists, and six rebounds in the win.
When is it? Tuesday January 8th
What time is tip off? 8:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Chesapeake Energy Arena
Which channel is it on? NBATV
The Oklahoma City Thunder, on the other hand, are coming off a loss and will look to rebound on Tuesday night against the Timberwolves.
Russell Westbrook finished with 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 13 assists, but the Washington Wizards came away with a 116-98 victory over the Thunder on Sunday night.
Paul George added 20 points, four rebounds, five assists, and two steals, and Steven Adams chipped in 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, and two steals for the Thunder.
Timberwolves @ Thunder Spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are giving the Timberwolves 8 points in this matchup.
I'm going to roll with the Thunder at home in this one.
Not only do I think Russell Westbrook and Paul George will be the catalysts in a Thunder bounce back win on Tuesday night, but a big reason why I believe the Thunder will come away with a convincing win is because nearly 67 percent of the public money is currently on the Timberwolves plus the points in this matchup.
Roll in the opposite direction and take the Thunder giving the points.
Timberwolves @ Thunder Over/Under
The over/under in this one is set at 227 total points.
My final score prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 110, Minnesota Timberwolves 105.
Take the under in this one.
Where the game will be won or lost
The key players for the Oklahoma City Thunder in this one will be Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
George is averaging 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.24 steals per game, and Westbrook is averaging 21.1 points, 11.0 rebounds, 10.1 assists, and 2.58 steals per game this season.
George and Westbrook could potentially be one of the best 1, 2 punches in the entire NBA, and they both will need to step up in a big way on Tuesday night.
Minnesota won the first meeting between the teams on Dec. 23 in Oklahoma City. The Timberwolves forced the Thunder into 27 fouls in that matchup.