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Minnesota TimberwolvesLos Angeles Clippers
Jan 20, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds


Minnesota travels to Los Angeles on Friday, hoping to boost its 6-8 mark with a victory over the Clippers.

This season the Clippers are 8-4 overall and 7-5 ATS against the number, while the Timberwolves are 6-8 and 9-5 ATS. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 4-8 on the OU, and Minnesota is 2-11-1.

View Minnesota vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Clippers, currently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-96 victory for the Timberwolves.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 26-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 12 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 7.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 88 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in home scoring.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 93-85 winner at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Detroit was victimized for 20 points and 17 rebounds by Kevin Love as the Timberwolves defeated the Pistons 93-85 in NBA action on Wednesday.

The Clippers were a 91-89 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Mo Williams scored 26 points for Los Angeles on Wednesday, leading the Clippers to a 91-89 victory over Dallas at STAPLES Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 0-10
Before playing Utah are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Timberwolves at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 21 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Utah, Saturday, January 21
LA Clippers home to Toronto, Sunday, January 22