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Oklahoma City @ Minnesota

Current Records: Oklahoma City 9-13; Minnesota 11-11

What to Know

The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't won a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves since March 22 of last year, but they'll be looking to end the drought Saturday. After a few days' rest for both teams, they will meet up at 8 p.m. ET Dec. 3 at Target Center. OKC is hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 117.36 points per contest.

The Thunder were able to grind out a solid victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, winning 119-111. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 77-60 deficit. Oklahoma City relied on the efforts of shooting guard Jalen Williams, who had 27 points along with six boards, and small forward Luguentz Dort, who had 23 points.

Meanwhile, Minnesota bagged a 109-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. It was another big night for the Timberwolves' shooting guard Anthony Edwards, who had 29 points and five assists in addition to five steals and three blocks.

OKC is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 11-4 against the spread when expected to lose.

Their wins bumped OKC to 9-13 and Minnesota to 11-11. Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Target Center -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: Bally Sports - North
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $24.00

Odds

The Timberwolves are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Minnesota have won 15 out of their last 28 games against Oklahoma City.

  • Oct 23, 2022 - Minnesota 116 vs. Oklahoma City 106
  • Oct 19, 2022 - Minnesota 115 vs. Oklahoma City 108
  • Mar 09, 2022 - Minnesota 132 vs. Oklahoma City 102
  • Mar 04, 2022 - Minnesota 138 vs. Oklahoma City 101
  • Jan 07, 2022 - Minnesota 135 vs. Oklahoma City 105
  • Jan 05, 2022 - Minnesota 98 vs. Oklahoma City 90
  • Mar 22, 2021 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Minnesota 103
  • Feb 06, 2021 - Oklahoma City 120 vs. Minnesota 118
  • Feb 05, 2021 - Minnesota 106 vs. Oklahoma City 103
  • Jan 25, 2020 - Oklahoma City 113 vs. Minnesota 104
  • Jan 13, 2020 - Oklahoma City 117 vs. Minnesota 104
  • Dec 06, 2019 - Oklahoma City 139 vs. Minnesota 127
  • Apr 07, 2019 - Oklahoma City 132 vs. Minnesota 126
  • Mar 05, 2019 - Minnesota 131 vs. Oklahoma City 120
  • Jan 08, 2019 - Minnesota 119 vs. Oklahoma City 117
  • Dec 23, 2018 - Minnesota 114 vs. Oklahoma City 112
  • Jan 10, 2018 - Minnesota 104 vs. Oklahoma City 88
  • Dec 01, 2017 - Oklahoma City 111 vs. Minnesota 107
  • Oct 27, 2017 - Minnesota 119 vs. Oklahoma City 116
  • Oct 22, 2017 - Minnesota 115 vs. Oklahoma City 113
  • Apr 11, 2017 - Oklahoma City 100 vs. Minnesota 98
  • Jan 13, 2017 - Minnesota 96 vs. Oklahoma City 86
  • Dec 25, 2016 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Minnesota 100
  • Nov 05, 2016 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Minnesota 92
  • Mar 11, 2016 - Minnesota 99 vs. Oklahoma City 96
  • Jan 27, 2016 - Oklahoma City 126 vs. Minnesota 123
  • Jan 15, 2016 - Oklahoma City 113 vs. Minnesota 93
  • Jan 12, 2016 - Oklahoma City 101 vs. Minnesota 96