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Timberwolves visit Clippers in hoops battle

Minnesota TimberwolvesLos Angeles Clippers
13-14December 22, 2013, 09:30 | STAPLES Center19-9



The Clippers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Sunday as the Timberwolves pay a visit to STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

Los Angeles battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 13-14 mark (14-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 12-15-1 for the Clippers and 12-15 for the Timberwolves. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Clippers installed as -6.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 210.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Clippers and the No. 4-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-98 result in favor of the Clippers.

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The Timberwolves were a 104-91 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Love scored 25 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 104-91 against Los Angeles in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 104.54 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 22 at 102.04 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 46.43% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 42.27% per game.

Next up:
Minnesota home to Washington, Friday, December 27th
Los Angeles at Golden State, Wednesday, December 25th

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