Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 3/3/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (38-20) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (42-18) on Sunday, March 3rd. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Timberwolves are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.

Clippers vs Timberwolves

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The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

James Harden scored 28 for Los Angeles against the Wizards which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 57.4%. As the Clippers secured the victory with a final score of 140-115, Kawhi Leonard also chipped in with 27 points.

In their last ten games, the Clippers are 5-5 and have an overall record of 38-20. Against the Western Conference, they are 23-16 and are 15-4 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Los Angeles are currently above .500, at 30-28 ATS. On the road, the Clippers have an ATS record of 15-14 compared to a 15-14 record vs. the spread at home.

The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Jaden McDaniels led Minnesota with 26 points against the Kings, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 49.4% in the game. Karl-Anthony Towns put up 19 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Minnesota ended up losing the game with a final score of 124-120.

In their last ten games, the Timberwolves are 7-3 and come into today’s game with a 42-18 overall record. Against Western Conference teams, they have gone 29-9 compared to 13-9 in non-conference games.

Presently, Minnesota boasts an ATS record of 30-29, which is above .500 against the spread. This season, Minnesota has a 23-25 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 7-4 when playing as underdogs.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Clippers’ offense is rated 9th in the league in scoring, averaging 117.8 points per contest.

So far this season, the Clippers are 9th in the league in scoring at 117.8 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 118.2 points compared to 117.5 at home.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 25th in the NBA at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 6th in the league at 49% overall.

One area where the Clippers have excelled is three-point shooting. They are 3rd in the NBA in three-point percentage at 39%. Overall, they are 14th in made threes per game at 13.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Minnesota offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.7 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Timberwolves are 19th in the league at 113.7 points per game. At home, they are 24th in the league, averaging 112.3 points per game.

Minnesota is 8th in the NBA in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 7th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have made an average of 12.6 three-pointers per game, which is 15th in the league. They are 2nd in three-point shooting percentage at 39%.

Clippers Team Defense

Currently, the Clippers’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.9 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Clippers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.3% and allowing 35.7% from beyond the arc.

Timberwolves Team Defense

Currently, the Timberwolves’ defense holds the 1st rank in the NBA, allowing 106.6 points per game. Minnesota’s defense is currently forcing 13.9 turnovers per game, which is 22nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 6th in blocked shots, with an average of 6 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Clippers And Timberwolves

In today’s game, our projections have Kawhi Leonard leading the Clippers with 24 points on 9/17 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 24 points per game along with 6.2 boards.

On the other side, Anthony Edwards is our projected leading scorer for the Timberwolves. We have him ending the game with a team-high 25 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.6%, and his scoring average is 26.3 points per game.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Trends

  • Across the Clippers last three road games, the team averaged 112 points per game while allowing 116. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.
  • Minnesota has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 124 points per game while allowing 106. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • The Timberwolves have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-7.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1, the Timberwolves is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 219.5, and our model predicts the Clippers and Timberwolves to score a combined 242 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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