Clippers vs. Timberwolves - 3/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-47) at Los Angeles Clippers (40-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSW2
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers play Monday at the STAPLES Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 98 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 105.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 20.4 points and 2.1 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Gary Neal is dishing two assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves just can’t wait for this season to end, as they’ve allowed 100-plus points in eight of their last 11 games and 47.2 percent shooting in their last five games. The Timberwolves are just 5-23 SU on the road, which is the third-worst road record in the league.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.4 points on 47 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 18.5 points and 10.1 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 14.9 points and 1.6 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.5 rebounds and Matt Barnes is shooting 45 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Clippers are coming off a loss to the Warriors in which they allowed 50 percent shooting and turned the ball over 18 times. The Clips can only hope Blake Griffin gets back on the court, as they hope to avoid dropping any further in the standings. Jamal Crawford is questionable with a calf injury.
The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The Clippers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles and the road team is 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
I don't trust the Clippers with high chalk, especieally when they're coming off a game yesterday. Give me the points.