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Timberwolves vs Clippers Betting Preview

Los Angeles ClippersMinnesota Timberwolves
Jan 30, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

33-13TEAM RECORD17-24

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.

View LA Clippers vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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

Next up:
LA Clippers at Toronto, Friday, February 1
Minnesota home to LA Lakers, Friday, February 1