Game Time: 10:30 pm ET, Monday, February 12, 2024
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Where to Watch: BSSC
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: Timberwolves +3.5, Clippers -3.5; Over/Under: 222.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: Timberwolves +3.5, Clippers -3.5; Over/Under: 222.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: Timberwolves +3.5, Clippers -3.5; Over/Under: 222.5 points
Minnesota Timberwolves: 36-16 (1st place, Northwest Division)
Los Angeles Clippers: 35-16 (1st place, Pacific Division)
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Minnesota Timberwolves: 6-4 last 10
Los Angeles Clippers: 8-2 last 10
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Preview and Analysis
The Timberwolves are entering this game with a 36-16 record overall and they are 17-11 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off a win against the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game. Anthony Edwards led the team in points in that game with 26 while Karl-Anthony Towns was next on the team with 19 points. Anthony Edwards and Mike Conley Jr. each led the team in assists in that game with 9 while Rudy Gobert led the team in rebounds with 11. They were 55.2% from the field, 51.2% from 3-point range, and 75% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 113.4 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 107.1 PPG against them. The Timberwolves have an ATS record of 26-24-2 this season and their O/U record is 25-26-1.
The Clippers are entering this game with a 35-16 record overall and they are 20-5 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game off a win against the Detroit Pistons in their last game. Paul George led the team in points in that game with 33 while Kawhi Leonard was next on the team with 24 points. James Harden led the team in assists in that game with 8 while James Harden led the team in rebounds with 6. They were 45.1% from the field, 33.3% from 3-point range, and 96.2% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 118.4 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 112.3 PPG against them. The Clippers have an ATS record of 28-23 this season and their O/U record is 21-29-1.
Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction
The current betting odds have the Clippers listed as a 3.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Clippers have looked really good in their games this season with their 35-16 record overall which has them right near the top of the West with one of the best records in the entire NBA. They are coming off a win against the Pistons in their last one and they have looked great on their home court all season with their 20-5 home record. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves have also looked really good in their games this season with their 36-16 record overall which has them at the top of the West right now with one of the best records in the entire NBA too. They have also been a good road team this season with their 17-11 road record but haven't been at their best in those games. They are coming off a nice win against the Bucks in their last game but the Bucks have also struggled a lot since hiring Doc Rivers as their head coach and the Timberwolves haven't been that great lately with their 6-4 record in their last 10 games. The Clippers have been much hotter as they are 8-2 over their last 10 games and they will be looking to pull off a statement win here at home since this game will have some big implications in the standings for the number 1 seed in the West. The Timberwolves have been a really consistent team in the West this season but the Clippers have been really hot lately and have been the better team over the last 2 weeks. The best way to place a bet here is on the Clippers to cover the spread in this game.
Timberwolves Clippers Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Monday, February 12, 2024 (10:30 pm ET start time) is Clippers 126 Timberwolves 121.
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NBA Betting Trends
Minnesota Timberwolves: 3-6 ATS off an upset win of 10 points or more as a road underdog. 6-10 ATS in a road game where the total is 220 to 229.5. 6-3 UNDER when playing with 3 or more days rest. 15-10 UNDER off an upset win as a road underdog.
Los Angeles Clippers: 20-9 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 15-4 ATS off a home win. 11-2 ATS after playing 2 consecutive home games. 16-6 UNDER after a game where they failed to cover the spread. 17-6 UNDER off a no-cover where the team won straight up as a favorite.
Minnesota Timberwolves: J. Clark (SG) Late Feb - Achilles. J. McDaniels (SF) Ques Mon - Finger. J. McLaughlin (PG) Ques Mon - Hip.
Los Angeles Clippers: M. Diabate (PF) Late Feb - Hand.
“It feels great to make some shots, take some shots and make some shots. It was a better feeling to see my teammates make a lot of shots and take confident shots and keep shooting them, keep shooting open shots and playing their game.” - Anthony Edwards after their win against the Bucks in their game on Thursday.
“It was a great start. It was sluggish after the start. The second half we went small and were able to score a lot better.” - Tyronn Lue after his team’s win against the Pistons in their game on Saturday.
PG Mike Conley
SG Anthony Edwards
SF Jaden McDaniels
PF Karl-Anthony Towns
C Rudy Gobert
Los Angeles Clippers
PG James Harden
SG Terance Mann
SF Paul George
PF Kawhi Leonard
C Ivica Zubac
PPG: A. Edwards (25.9)
APG: M. Conley (6.5)
Reb/G: R. Gobert (12.5)
Los Angeles Clippers
PPG: K. Leonard (24.2)
APG: J. Harden (8.5)
Reb/G: I. Zubac (9.4)
Minnesota Timberwolves: Chris Finch (4th season)
Los Angeles Clippers: Tyronn Lue (4th season)