Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction and Odds
Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction and Odds: The Los Angeles Clippers are predicted to win tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will face off against the Los Angeles Clippers in their upcoming NBA fixture. Minnesota Timberwolves are looking desperately for a win as they are slipping to a lower spot in the conference. They are currently at the 9th spot in the Western Conference and have a record of 31-32. In their last match, they suffered a defeat against the Golden State Warriors with a score of 109-104.
Clippers on the other hand are comfortably occupying the 5th spot in the Western Conference. They have a record of 33-29 and are looking good this season. In their last game, they suffered a defeat against the Sacramento Kings in one of the highest-scoring matches of the season as the score reached 176-175 following 2nd over time.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have won 2 of the last 5 away fixtures.
They won against the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz. The defeats came against the likes of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors. The Timberwolves have an away record of 11-18 as of now.
In the last 5 away gamesThe Minnesota Timberwolves have scored 118 points per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have conceded 118 points per game. Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1 Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
The Los Angeles Clippers have won 2 of the last 5 home fixtures.
They won against the San Antonio Spurs, and Golden State Warriors. The defeats came against the Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks. The Clippers have a home record of 15-14 as of now.
In the last 5 away gamesThe Los Angeles Clippers have scored 131.4 points per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have conceded 125.8 points per game. Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1 Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2
The Los Angeles Clippers have the home advantage.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a scoring average of 115.7 points per game this season. In shooting, their success rate stands at 49.2% in field goals, 35.6% in 3-pointers, and 77.2% in free throws. The Timberwolves are ranked 22 in the offense with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 110.9 in last 5 games on the road.
The Los Angeles Clippers have maintained a scoring rate of 112.5 points per game. In shooting, they played with a success rate of 47.2% in field goals, 38.2% in 3-pointers, and 77.9% in free throws. The Clippers are ranked at 23rd position in offense among all sides with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 127.7 in last 5 home games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are marginally ahead in offense.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are giving away 115.7 points per game in the current season. They rebounded with an average of 41.4 per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 8.1 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 5.4. The Timberwolves are rated 119.3 on defense in the last 5 road games with a rank of 12 in the league.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been conceding 111.4 points per game this season. They rebounded with an average of 43.5 rebounds per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 6.8 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 4.6. The Clippers rank 11 in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 128.9 in the last 5 home games.
Spread Los Angeles Clippers: -6 (-115) Minnesota Timberwolves: +6 (-105)
Moneyline Los Angeles Clippers: -333 Minnesota Timberwolves: +240
Win Probability Los Angeles Clippers: Minnesota Timberwolves:
Can the Timberwolves convert a win on the road?
In their most recent home game, the Timberwolves were outplayed by the Golden State Warriors. The Minnesota Timberwolves were outscored by the Warriors with a score of 109-104. The Timberwolves struggled to contain the Warriors’ offence, which was evident by their defensive lag.
All through the night, the Golden State Warriors continued to attempt shots with a high chance of success. Di Vincenzo scored 21 points with 8 rebounds and 5 assists, while Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 32 points. Although Kevin Looney scored 12 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, Naz Raid scored 30 points and collected 9 boards.
Can the Clippers bounce back?
The Clippers went head-to-head with the Sacramento Kings in one of the most exciting games of the season. The Clippers and Kings were going neck to neck till the end as they forced overtime twice. In one of the highest-scoring matches the NBA has ever seen, the Clippers were defeated by the Kings with a score of 176-175.
The Clippers displayed an amazing effort but fell a little short in the end. Kawhi Leonard Scored 44 points while Paul George added 34. Russell Westbrook was also hot as he made 17 points with 14 assists and 5 rebounds.
The Kings on the other hand were giving a tough challenge to the clippers at both ends of the court. Malik Monk made 45 points while De’ Aaron Fox scored 42 points with 12 assists and 5 steals.
Both these teams have met 127 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers are leading with 68 wins, while the Minnesota Timberwolves won 59 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 2 matchups were won by the Timberwolves while 3 were won by the Clippers. The previous clash took place in the current season on 6th January 2023. The Minnesota Timberwolves won that contest with a score of 128-115.
Head-to-Head: Key Highlights (Last 5 Meetings) Number of home games won by Clippers: 2 Number of away games won by the Timberwolves: 1 Average Number of Total Points scored: 215 Average Number of Points scored by the Los Angeles Clippers: 110.2 Average Number of Points scored by the Minnesota Timberwolves: 104.8
Minnesota Timberwolves- Karl Anthony Towns (out), Tauren Price (doubtful), Jaylen Nowell (doubtful), Rudy Gobert (doubtful)
Los Angeles Clippers- Ivica Zubac (out)
Anthony Edwards (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 25 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.9 | Assists Per Game: 4.5
D. Russell (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 17.9 | Assists Per Game: 3.1 | Assists Per Game: 6.2
Jaden McDaniels (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 11.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.9 | Blocks Per Game: 1.0
Paul George (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 23.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.2 | Assists Per Game: 5.2
Kawhi Leonard (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 22.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.1 | Assists Per Game: 4.0
Norman Powell (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 17.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.0 | Assists Per Game: 1.8
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a flawless strategy to trouble the Clippers in their own backyard. On the other hand, the Clippers will aim for another solid home win. They need to back their offensive leaders to go all guns blazing against the Solid Timberwolves’ defense. It can be a close affair but the Los Angeles Clippers are expected to win this fixture as per the stats.