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Los Angeles favored by -1.5 against Minnesota on Wednesday

Los Angeles ClippersMinnesota Timberwolves
7-4November 20, 2013, 08:00 | Target Center7-5



NBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the Clippers of Los Angeles hit the hard court against the Timberwolves of Minnesota.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Timberwolves currently sport a record of 7-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-4 ATS. The Clippers are 7-4 and 6-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Timberwolves post a 6-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Clippers have gone 8-3 against the number.

View Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as -1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 213 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 4 and the Clippers at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-101 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

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Los Angeles was a 106-102 loser in its last match at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Blake Griffin scored 23 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 106-102 against Memphis in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 104-100 loser on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves got a 25-point performance from Kevin Love, who added 11 rebounds, but Washington still ran past Minnesota 104-100 on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 7-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 12 in the league with 8.17 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 8.27 per outing.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Seattle, Thursday, November 21st
Minnesota home to New Jersey, Friday, November 22nd

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