Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/31/14
Los Angeles Clippers (52-22) at Minnesota Timberwolves (36-35)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSN
The Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves will meet for the fourth and final time this season. The Clippers could sweep the Timberwolves with a win on Monday.
The Clippers have won 15 of their last 17 games, including two in a row. On the season, the Clippers average 107.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allow 100.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting. The Clippers have been a scoring juggernaut all season and have won 14 of their last 15 games when topping 100 points. Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford has made at least one three pointer in 16 of his last 17 games and has scored 22 or more points in two of his last three games. The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-32-1 ATS overall and 23-14-1 ATS on the road.
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The Timberwolves lost 114-99 to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, which gave Minnesota its fourth loss in six games. On the season, the Timberwolves average 106.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allow 103.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Much like the Clippers, the Timberwolves have no trouble scoring, and have won nine of their last 13 games when scoring triple-digit points. The problem has been on the defensive side of the ball, as the Timberwolves are allowing their opponents to shoot 49.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-36 ATS overall and 16-19 ATS at home.
The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Timberwolves are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Clippers are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota, while the road team is 21-7 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
The Clippers have been firing on all cylinders, while Minnesota has fallen off the wagon. Give me the much better team and the small chalk, please.