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NBA odds preview - Clippers vs. Timberwolves

Los Angeles ClippersMinnesota Timberwolves
March 5, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

22-13TEAM RECORD19-19

The Timberwolves will hit the floor running against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Clippers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 19-15-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Timberwolves are 21-17 ATS. Los Angeles is 17-18 against the total, while Minnesota is 18-19-1 versus the number.

View LA Clippers vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Timberwolves sat as 2.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 199.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Clippers odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Clippers sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-98 win for the Clippers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 97.4 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 16 at 95.6 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.6 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 105-103 result against the Rockets on March 4. The Clippers covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Chris Paul scored 28 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Los Angeles on Sunday, leading the Clippers to a 105-103 victory over Houston at Toyota Center.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 122-110 result against the Trail Blazers on March 3. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 232 combined points took the game OVER the total. Minnesota got 42 points from Kevin Love en route to a 122-110 victory over Portland on Saturday at Rose Garden.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Portland are 0-10
After playing Portland are 0-10
After a win are 5-5

A few Clippers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games
LA Clippers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
Minnesota is 16-6 SU in their last 22 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
LA Clippers at New Jersey, Wednesday, March 7
Minnesota home to Portland, Wednesday, March 7

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