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In the NBA standings, Minnesota is currently in 1st place in the Western Conference with a record of 36-16. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 24-8 and 6-2 against teams in their division.
This season, Minnesota has been the underdog in 10 of their 52 games. As the underdog, they are 5-5 straight up and 6-4 against the spread. Today, they are getting 4 points against the Clippers.
On the road, Minnesota has a record of 17-11 and they are 13-14 ATS. Their average scoring margin on the road is +3.1 points per game.
Minnesota has seen the over cash in their last two games and they have an O/U record of 26-26 for the season. On average, their games have finished with 220.5 points, which is lower than today’s line of 222.5.
In their most recent game, they defeated the Bucks by a score of 129-105. The Minnesota Timberwolves were favored by 2.5 points and the game went over the O/U line of 223.5.
The Clippers want to be at the top of the West again
Today, the Clippers are favored by 4 points against the Timberwolves. In their last game vs. the Pistons, the Clippers won 112-106 as 16.5-point favorites.
Los Angeles has an overall record of 35-16, which is good for 2nd place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Clippers are 21-12 and 7-3 against division opponents.
This season, the Los Angeles Clippers have been favored in 42 of their 51 games. In those games, they have a straight-up record of 34-8 and an ATS record of 26-16. As the favorite, their ATS record is 9.5-9.7.
On average, the Clippers’ games have finished with 230.7 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 222.5. The team’s O/U record for the season is 23-28.
The Clippers have won two straight games against the spread on the road, and their ATS record on the road is 14-12. At home, they are 14-11 ATS.
Let’s see the Timberwolves vs Clippers Odds below:
|MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES vs LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
|Location of the Game: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
|Date and Time: Monday, February 12th 10:30 ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 NBA Regular Season
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
AI Predictions and Sport Betting AI Picks
|Sport Betting AI PICKS
AI Picks: Los Angeles Clippers 129 – Minnesota Timberwolves 114
Sport Betting AI Picks: ATS Clippers -4 | ML Clippers -174 | OVER 222.5
Timberwolves vs Clippers Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Game Analysis
So far this season, the Timberwolves have been a below-average scoring team, ranking 22nd in the league at 113.4 points per game. However, on the road, they have been slightly better, averaging 114.1 points per game.
Minnesota has been an efficient shooting team overall, ranking 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. They have also been one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 39% of their attempts from beyond the arc (2nd).
When it comes to pace, the Timberwolves are 26th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 17th in the NBA with an average of 26.4 per game.
When it comes to defense, the Minnesota Timberwolves are the best in the NBA, allowing just 107.1 points per game. In fact, in their last five games, they have given up just 103.8 points per game.
Minnesota is also the best in the NBA at defending the two-point shot, holding opponents to just 50.6% shooting. Overall, they are second in field goal percentage allowed, at 45.0% according to the NBA team stats.
One area where the Timberwolves have struggled in their last five games is at the free-throw line, as opponents have made just 19.2 free throws per game during that stretch. In the case of the NBA injuries in Minnesota, Jaylen Clark (Achilles) is out and Jaden McDaniels (Finger) is questionable.
Los Angeles Clippers Game Analysis
When playing at home this season, the Clippers are averaging 118 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 10th in the league in scoring at 118.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 4th in the NBA at 49%.
So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.9% of their games. In terms of three-point shooting, Los Angeles is 1st in the NBA at 39% from beyond the arc. However, they are just 21st in offensive rebounds and 19th in assists.
When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 25th in the NBA at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of free throw attempts, they are 13th in the league at 23 per game. So far, the Clippers have made 18.8 free throws per game, which is 9th in the NBA.
When playing at home this season, the Clippers have been a top-10 defense, allowing just 110.1 points per game, which is 7th in the league. Overall, they are 8th in the NBA, giving up 112.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, they are 7th at 46.6%.
One area where opposing teams have struggled against the Clippers is from beyond the arc. On the season, they are 11th in three-point shooting percentage allowed at 35.6%. In terms of steals, they are 5th in the league at 8.1 per game.
Over their last five games, the Clippers have been a middle-of-the-pack defense, giving up 117.4 points per game. During that stretch, opposing teams have made 37.6% of their three-point attempts. Only Moussa Diabate (Hand) will not play tonight, affecting their NBA player stats.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Head-to-Head
The last three times the Timberwolves have travelled to take on the Clippers, they are 2-1. Over the last three head-to-head matchups between the Timberwolves and Clippers, taking the Timberwolves against the spread has been a good bet, as they are a perfect 3-0 ATS.
Across the last three Timberwolves vs Clippers matchups, the teams have averaged 222 points per game with an over/under record of 1-2. The last three times they have faced off with the Clippers as the home team, the OU record is 1-2.