Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 3/12/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (44-21) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (41-22) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on TNT. Both the Timberwolves and Clippers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Timberwolves vs Clippers

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The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Lakers, Naz Reid was the top scorer for Minnesota, recording 25 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 42.3%. Anthony Edwards contributed 25 points, but Minnesota lost the game 120-109.

The Timberwolves come into today’s game against the Clippers with an overall record of 44-21. Over their last ten games, they are 5-5. At home, the Timberwolves are 23-8 compared to a 21-13 record on the road.

So far, Minnesota is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 31-33. In their last two games as underdogs, the Timberwolves have faced ATS losses, and they have a 23-27 record against the spread as favorites.

The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Clippers were defeated by the Bucks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 124-117. The start of the second half saw the Clippers in the lead, at 62-59.

As they prepare to take on the Timberwolves, the Clippers come in with an overall record of 41-22 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. When playing at home, the Clippers are 22-9 compared to 19-13 on the road this season.

Presently, Los Angeles boasts an ATS record of 32-31, which is above .500 against the spread. Los Angeles has gone 28-22 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-9 when playing as underdogs.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

Minnesota has recorded an average of 113.1 points per game (19th) throughout 65 games games.

So far this season, the Timberwolves are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 114.4 points compared to 111.7 at home.

When it comes to pace, Minnesota is 22nd in the league at 97.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Timberwolves are 10th in the NBA at 48%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Minnesota is 3rd in the NBA in three-point percentage at 38%. However, they are just 25th in three-point attempts per game at 32.2.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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The Clippers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117.2 points per game (11th).

At home, the Clippers are scoring 117.3 points per game, which is 12th in the league. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.2 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 24th in the NBA.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Clippers are 6th in the league at 49%. They are also 6th in true shooting percentage. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 2nd in the NBA at 38%.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54% of their games. When it comes to two-point shooting, they are 11th in the league at 55%. In terms of assists, they are 21st in the league.

Timberwolves Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Timberwolves defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 24.6% of their games. Currently, they are 1st in the NBA at 106.8 points per game allowed. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Timberwolves squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 50.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.2% from downtown.

Clippers Team Defense

At this time, the Clippers’ defense is positioned 10th in the NBA, permitting 112.6 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 12.1 per game, which is 10th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Clippers

For today’s matchup, we project Anthony Edwards to lead the scoring for the Timberwolves, putting up 26 points and shooting at a rate of 9/20. This season, he is averaging 26.3 points per game along with 5.2 boards.

On the other side, Kawhi Leonard is our projected leading scorer for the Clippers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 52.3% and is averaging 24 points per contest.

Timberwolves vs Clippers Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Minnesota has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Clippers have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 116 points per game in these contests.
  • The Timberwolves have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Los Angeles has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Timberwolves vs. Clippers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Timberwolves at +6. Although our projections show the Clippers winning 114-109, we suggest placing your bet on the Timberwolves for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 215, and our model projects the Timberwolves and Clippers to reach a combined total of 223 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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

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