Los Angeles Clippers (37-32) at Minnesota Timberwolves (40-31)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a spark of consistency to see in the playoff race after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.3 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 23 points and 5.3 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. Austin Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves also need a win to stay in the playoff race after losing five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.7 points and 12.2 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18 points and 1.8 assists. Jeff Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Taj Gibson is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six home games.
The Clippers are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Clippers are 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Minnesota, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
With the regular season quickly coming to an end, this is pretty much a must-win game if either the Timberwolves or Clippers want a real chance to make the playoffs. The Minnesota Timberwolves are barely holding onto one of the last spots and the Los Angeles Clippers are on the outside looking in and quickly losing ground. The problem is the Timberwolves are a really good home team where they average more than 111 points and outscore teams by 6.1 points. The Timberwolves have also won each of the last five meetings against the Clippers. Give me Minnesota and the small chalk.