Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/3/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (8-13) at Minnesota Timberwolves (13-10)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -11 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSN
The Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday in NBA action at the Target Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers could use a win here after losing 12 of their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 18.7 points and 4.1 assists while Austin Rivers is averaging 13.8 points and two rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost seven of their last nine road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.5 points and 11.6 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 19.2 points and two assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.6 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won six of their last nine home games.
The Clippers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Timberwolves are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Clippers are 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota and the road team is 24-8-1 ATS in the last 33 meetings.
The Clippers are an absolute mess, and that was before Patrick Beverley and Blake Griffin went down with injuries. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven't exactly been lighting the world on fire with their inconsistent play, and they remain one of the worst defensive teams in the league. The Los Angeles Clippers should be able to score some points in this game even without two starters. I'm just not going to lay double digit points with Minnesota because one team is missing key players. The Timberwolves haven't done anything to be giving out 11 free points.