Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on TNT. Losers of 4 games in 5 outings the Timberwolves head to LA to face a Clippers side that has dropped their last 2 games, both in overtime. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers players have been under a lot of stress since the all-star break ended. First they played an epic double-overtime home game vs the Kings which ended with the 2nd highest amount of points ever scored in an NBA game, after which they went to Denver only to lose to the Nuggets also in overtime.
That’s a lot of minutes for the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, especially since we know how head coach Ty Lue likes to manage their playing time and resting them on occasions. So when betting on Clippers games, you always have to take into account the possibility that one or both superstars will be out of the line-up. It’s hard to predict that will happen tonight, but the Clippers should be winning this game as they’ve owned Minnesota winning 7 of the last 10 meetings. They’ve also covered the spread in 6 of 7 home games against them.
Not a lot has changed since the break for the Timberwolves who are just 1-4 SU in their last 5 played. If they don’t turn things around quickly they could find themselves outside of the playoff picture in the West. Right now they are 10th, but with the surging Lakers and Blazers breathing down their neck, they’ll have to snap out of their slump quickly.
It’ll be a tough game in LA tonight, but they did beat the Clippers once in the 2 meetings earlier this season so they’re not waiving the white flag before tip-off here. A lot will depend on Anthony Edwards, the leading scorer hasn’t performed up to his standards scoring just 12 points in his last game at Golden State hitting only 5 of 19 shots. Rudy Gobert is listed as day-to-day here with a illness, so the Wolves could also be handicapped at the center position.
Minnesota should have the edge in terms of rest here, the minutes logged over the past 2 games will leave a negative effect on the Clippers. They might have more talent on paper, but the Timberwolves can lose by 7 and they still cover the spread here. Take Minnesota.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions & Odds
Pace of play has gotten really out of hand for the Clippers lately, coinciding with the signing of Russell Westbrook. Whether or not that is a coincidence will be seen moving forward, but one thing we know from experience, Westbrook does not make any team better defensively. LA has allowed 134, 176, 124 and 119 points in 4 of their last 5 games which is very uncharacteristic for one of the elite defenses we have in our game, at least on paper.
The pace will likely remain fast here, we saw 243 points scored in the last meeting between these teams, both of them have played in some really fast games lately and that should translate to tonight’s clash. Minnesota is 6-3 on the O/U in their last 9, while the Clippers are 4-1. With 13 of the last 20 head-to-head cashing on the over, I have no choice but to recommend that bet for tonight’s game as well. Lay the points.