OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

*Terms and Conditions apply to all bonus offers on this website. Please visit operator for details.

Paul-Less Clippers are Small Faves vs Timberwolves

The banged-up Los Angeles Clippers will begin life without all-star point guard Chris Paul tonight vs the Minnesota Timberwolves. Paul is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Sportsbooks opened the Clips as 2.5-point home favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 201.

Shark Bites
  • The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after consecutive ATS wins.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Timberwolves' last eight games against the Western Conference.
  • The Timberwolves are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games on the road against the Clippers.

In Paul’s last absence, the Clippers were downright brutal. Los Angeles went 2-5 SU in its previous stretch without Paul on the floor.

Home-court advantage has been non-existent in this series, as visiting clubs have gone 4-0 SU in the last four meetings between the teams.

Just how brutal have the T-Wolves been against the Clippers in recent years? They have won just one of their last 17 meetings vs L.A. They have been a solid underdog bet lately, though, evidenced by the Wolves going 10-2 ATS in their past 12 when tabbed as pups.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Los Angeles Clippers as -2.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 201 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 105-97 win for the Clippers on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-14 so far on the NBA season, and 22-21 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, are 14-28 and 19-23 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 23-20 and the Timberwolves go 19-22-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Clippers - Timberwolves betting odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Los Angeles is rated No. 10 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Minnesota Timberwolves sit at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves rank No. 19 in the league with 43.02 per game. That compares with Los Angeles's No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA's No. 9-ranked team at 10.28 per game, while the Minnesota Timberwolves rate No. 28 with 7.93 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Timberwolves wasted a 27-point performance from Karl-Anthony Towns as San Antonio ran past them 122-114 on Tuesday at AT&T Center.

The battle between the Clippers and Thunder didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Oklahoma City was handed a 120-98 defeat on Monday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Clippers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
  • LA Clippers is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Denver, Sunday, January 22nd
Los Angeles at Denver, Saturday, January 21st