Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers Picks

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Minnesota Timberwolves
vs.
Los Angeles Clippers

Date/Time: November 28th, 10:30 pm EST

Television: NBATV

Basketball Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: Clippers -8.5

Total: 193

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NBA Betting Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
  • Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Minnesota’s last 25 games when playing LA Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers

  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota
  • LA Clippers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
  • LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of the LA Clippers last 25 games when playing Minnesota

 

NBA – November 28th

For the second straight night, the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be involved in NBA betting action, as they take to the road to battle it out with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Think that Minnesota is glad to have F Kevin Love back in the lineup? All that Love has done since he’s been back in the fold is average 24.0 points, 16.5 boards, 1.8 steals, and 1.8 assists per game. He has logged double-doubles in all four efforts, including last night against the Sacramento Kings when he abused them to the tune of 23 points and 24 rebounds. It’s still a team that has a lot of injury woes though, as G Ricky Rubio, G Brandon Roy, and F Chase Budinger are all still out for an extended period of time. Big men C Nikola Pekovic and F Andrei Kirilenko have really stepped it up with all of the injuries. These two are combining to average 28.3 points and 14.4 rebounds per game this year, and Kirilenko is actually one of just the four men that have played in all 13 games this year.

The Clippers are struggling right now, losers of four in a row both SU and ATS. Their most recent loss to the New Orleans Hornets was the worst of the bunch, as they were 13-point favorites in that game, only to lose by a touchdown. In the last three, the offense has shot just .433 from the field and has averaged just 89.0 points per game. That’s not Clipper basketball, and it isn’t going to cut it to be contenders in the Western Conference this year. It almost feels like G Chris Paul and F Blake Griffin are MIA this year. Oh sure, both of their sets of numbers are suitable for sure, but they aren’t star-like, and they aren’t really leading the team. Griffin should be doing better both on the glass (8.9 boards per game) and in the scoring department (16.8 points per game). CP3 probably shouldn’t only be the third leading scorer on his own team. Meanwhile, G Jamal Crawford has come off of the bench and been the perfect spark for this club, and he is averaging 18.0 points per game, providing instant offense to the team when he is out there.

Prediction:

Still, that four-game skid is one that won’t break easily for the Clip Joint. They’ll win this one, but a stingy Minnesota team that has been through quite a bit this year will figure out how to stick inside of the number. Clippers 101 – Minnesota 94

Adam Markowitz

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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