Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction 2/12/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (36-16) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (35-16) on Monday, February 12th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on BSSC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

Timberwolves vs Clippers

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The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Timberwolves defeated the Bucks with a final score of 129-105. the Timberwolves entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 63-53.

So far this season, the Timberwolves are 36-16 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. Against Western Conference teams, they are 24-8 and have a 12-8 record in non-conference play.

Minnesota is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 26-25. As the favorite this season, Minnesota is 20-21 vs. the spread while going 6-4 as the underdog.

The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

The Clippers took down the Pistons in their most recent game with a final score of 112-106. Turning the tide, the Clippers picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 58-49.

The Clippers are 4-1 in their last five games and have an overall record of 35-16. In the Western Conference, they are the 2nd place team and are 1st in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 28-23 for the season up to this point. During this season, Los Angeles has a 26-16 record against the spread as favorites and 2-7 as underdogs.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

Minnesota has recorded an average of 113.4 points per game (22nd) throughout 52 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA at 113.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 114.1 points per game.

Minnesota’s offense is 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 7th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Los Angeles offense is the 10th ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.4 points per contest.

When playing at home this season, the Clippers have scored 118.0 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 10th in scoring at 118.4 points per game. In terms of pace, the Clippers are 25th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 4th in the league at 49%. When it comes to two-point shooting, the Clippers are 11th at 55%.

From beyond the arc, the Clippers are 1st in the NBA in three-point shooting at 39%. On average, they make 13.2 three-pointers per game, which is 12th in the league. In terms of free throws, the Clippers are 9th in both makes (18.8) and attempts (23) per game.

Timberwolves Team Defense

At this time, the Timberwolves’ defense is positioned 1st in the NBA, permitting 107.1 points per game. Opponents are hitting 50.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.5% of their three-point attempts.

Clippers Team Defense

So far this season, the Clippers defense has been performing well, ranking 8th in the NBA at 112.3 points allowed per contest. The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Clippers

For today’s matchup, we project Anthony Edwards to lead the scoring for the Timberwolves, putting up 25 points and shooting at a rate of 9/19. Throughout this season, his average stands at 25.9 points per game, along with 5.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Kawhi Leonard as the leading scorer for the Clippers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 24 while also collecting 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 52.8%, and his scoring average is 24.2 points per game.

Timberwolves vs Clippers Trends

  • Across the Timberwolves last five road games, the team averaged 113 points per game while allowing 108. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 3-2 straight-up.
  • Los Angeles 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 118. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Timberwolves have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-2 against the spread.

Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction

The Clippers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 129-114. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Clippers at -4.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 222.5 and our model has the Timberwolves and Clippers finishing with a combined 243 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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

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