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Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Timberwolves will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Clippers at Target Center in NBA wagering action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Timberwolves are 17-24 so far on the season, and 19-21-1 ATS vs. the number. The Clippers, meanwhile, are 33-13 and 26-20 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 21-20 and the Clippers go 25-21 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Timberwolves installed as 5.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 189.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 3-rated Clippers taking on the No. 18-rated Timberwolves in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 104-94 win for the Clippers on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 94.7 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 4 at 93.3 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 94.5 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring on their home court.
The Clippers were a 96-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Blake Griffin scored 23 points leading the Clippers to a 96-83 victory over Portland at STAPLES Center on Sunday.
The Timberwolves were a 102-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota got 22 points from Luke Ridnour but lost anyway 102-101 against the Bobcats on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Clippers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
LA Clippers are 18-7 SU in their last 25 games
LA Clippers are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games on the road
LA Clippers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Minnesota is 17-8 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 23 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers at Toronto, Friday, February 1
Minnesota home to LA Lakers, Friday, February 1