Timberwolves open as NBA underdog vs Clippers
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
Minnesota travels to Los Angeles on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 29-48 mark with a victory over the Clippers.
The Clippers sport records of 51-26 and 42-34-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Timberwolves sit at 29-48 and 36-39-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 43-34 for the Clippers and 36-40-1 for the Timberwolves. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 21 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 104-95.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense (101.1 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 15 at 98 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.7% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.7 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
The Timberwolves were a 105-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves got 17 points from Chase Budinger, but it was Golden State that prevailed in a 105-89 final on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 109-95 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Clippers covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Clippers got a 24-point performance from Chris Paul, who added 12 assists as Los Angeles ran past Los Angeles 109-95 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Timberwolves at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Minnesota is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota at Utah, Friday, April 12
LA Clippers at New Orleans, Friday, April 12