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Timberwolves host Clippers in basketball action

Los Angeles ClippersMinnesota Timberwolves
April 12, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

35-23TEAM RECORD25-34

Minnesota looks to cover the Timberwolves-Clippers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 25-34 mark when they host Los Angeles in NBA action.

Minnesota battles the Clippers, currently with a 35-23 mark (30-27-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 29-29-1 for the Timberwolves and 26-30-2 for the Clippers.

View LA Clippers vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Timberwolves sat as 5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 196.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 13-rated Clippers taking on the No. 14-rated Timberwolves in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-96 win for the Clippers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 98.6 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 14 at 95 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 96 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 100-98 winner as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Clippers covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chris Paul poured in 31 points for Los Angeles on Wednesday, as they defeated Oklahoma City 100-98 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 113-107 result against the Nuggets on April 11. The Timberwolves covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. Minnesota got 28 points from Anthony Randolph en route to a 113-107 loss against Denver on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Oklahoma City are 1-9
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Clippers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 17-6 SU in their last 23 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games

Next up:
LA Clippers home to Golden State, Saturday, April 14
Minnesota home to Oklahoma City, Saturday, April 14

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