Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 10/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 10/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0) at Los Angeles Clippers (1-0)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

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The Los Angeles Clippers host the Minnesota Timberwolves in Wednesday NBA preseason action.

The Minnesota Timberwolves opened their NBA preseason slate with a 114-110 victory at Golden State. Minnesota was outshot 47.3%-42.6% but sank 12 long balls and held a 22-10 advantage at the foul line.

Jeff Teague led the balanced Timberwolves offense with 17 points on 6-12 shooting with Derrick Rose right on his heels with 16 points on 6-10 from the floor. Minnesota saw Anthony Tolliver net 15 points and post five pulls while Karl-Anthony Towns added 12 points and five yanks. Josh Okogie and Andrew Wiggins combined to give the Timberwolves a combined 21 points and nine rebounds.

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The Los Angeles Clippers kicked off the preseason with a strong defensive effort in a 110-91 victory versus the Sydney Kings. Los Angeles held a 46.1%-44.3% shooting edge with ten more looks at the basket and held the Kings to less then 20 points in three quarters.

Tobias Harris pumped in 20 points and grabbed eleven rebounds to lead the Clippers while Danilo Gallinari tossed in 19 points and logged five assists. Marcin Gortat and Patrick Beverley gave the LAC 12 points apiece with Gortat grabbing nine boards followed by Montrezl Harrell with eleven points and another seven pulls.

Under is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 road games and over is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 Wednesday games and Timberwolves are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and over is 4-1-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and Timberwolves are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and over is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles. 

This is the preseason but these teams do score a lot of points in their matchups so no reason that doesn’t continue but I'll grab the points in a shootout...

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Mark’s Pick Minnesota +3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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