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Timberwolves Have Gone UNDER in Six Straight Road Games

UPDATE: Jimmy Butler has been ruled out of tonight's game with a knee injury.

The Los Angeles Clippers saw a six-game winning streak come to an end in the form of a 125-113 loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday but will attempt to start a new streak against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Timberwolves are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven games with one day off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Clippers’ last eight games with one day off between games.
  • The Timberwolves are 5-16 SU in their last 21 games against the Clippers.

L.A. plays consecutive games against teams in the top four of their conference at home this week starting with tonight’s game. Lou Williams has been the main reason for the Clippers’ recent surge, as the veteran is averaging 30.1 points in 10 games this month. Williams became the first NBA player since steals were introduced in 1973-74 to notch at least 30 points, 10 steals and seven assists in a game when he broke the franchise record for steals in a game with 10 on Saturday.

The T-Wolves have won nine straight games at home but have dropped each of their last four on the road, which is not exactly inspiring for their backers with Minnesota’s next three games coming at home. Jamal Crawford and Jimmy Butler missed Saturday’s game against the Toronto Raptors and are currently listed as day to day.

When the Timberwolves hit the road, the UNDER is paying out for totals bettors. Minny has gone UNDER in each of its last six games away from home.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 111-109 win for the Clippers. 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

Los Angeles battles the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently with a 30-18 mark (23-23-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 25-19-1 for the Clippers and 24-23-1 for the Timberwolves. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Minnesota injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Clippers rated this week at No. 10 and the Timberwolves sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves rank No. 23 in the league with 41.75 per game. That compares with Los Angeles's No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA's No. 15-ranked team at 10.44 treys per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 30 with 7.96 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Timberwolves got a 22-point performance from Karl-Anthony Towns, who added 10 rebounds as Minnesota ran past Toronto 115-109 on Saturday at Target Center.

Lou Williams chucked in 31 points for Los Angeles on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 125-113 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 10 games
  • Los Angeles is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Portland, Wednesday, January 24
Los Angeles home to Boston, Wednesday, January 24