Timberwolves vs. Clippers - 12/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (11-9) at Minnesota Timberwolves (8-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSN
The Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday at the Target Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers hope for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 102.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.9 points and 8.5 rebounds while Jamal Crawford is averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.2 rebounds and Lance Stephenson is dishing 1.8 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing just 41 percent shooting in their last five games, which is why they’re winning lately. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost four of their last five road games. Chris Paul is doubtful and J.J. Redick is questionable.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a strong victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 100.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 101.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 21.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 14.6 points and 9.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.8 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. Six of the Timberwolves eight wins have come when they’ve allowed less than 100 points. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 16 of their last 18 home games.
The Clippers are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The Timberwolves are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The Clippers are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota.
Even with the Clippers being banged up, the Timberwolves can't win at home. At all. It's hard not to take the Clippers until Minnesota starts to look like an NBA team at the Target Center.