The Minnesota Timberwolves (46-36) try to complete their turnaround from a long-time lottery team to a playoff-bound squad when they host No.8 seed Los Angeles (42-40) at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Wednesday. In today’s game, the Timberwolves are 3-point favorites against the Clippers. See more predictions in the Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Clippers +3 (-110)
- Clippers vs Timberwolves Over/Under: 230.5 points
The Clippers (40-41-1 ATS) are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Timberwolves and are 6-1 SU in their last seven matches this season. The total has gone OVER in six of Los Angeles’ last nine games, even as the Clippers are 10-4 ATS in their last 15 outings against an opponent in the Northwest Division.
The Timberwolves (43-38-1 ATS) are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 contests against an opponent in the Pacific Division. Minnesota lost four of its last games coming into the play-in tournament, including a 120-124 setback to the Chicago Bulls on Monday, even as they hope to get starting pointguard D’Angelo Russell back on the court as he is nursing an illness.
Los Angeles went 3-2 in its last five games but ended the regular season with a 120-124 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday. Paul George is averaging 24.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game since his return from injury to lead the Clippers, who will also rely on Norman Powell (21.4 ppg), Reggie Jackson (16.8 ppg) and Marcus Morris Sr (15.4 ppg) to advance into the first round.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 117 Minnesota Timberwolves – 114 Los Angeles Clippers
- Over/Under — OVER 230.5 points
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