Minnesota Timberwolves (36-16) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (35-16)
February 12, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5; Over/Under: +222
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The Minnesota Timberwolves invade the crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Here’s a Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been in fine form as they’ve won six of their last nine games overall and they will be looking to keep it going after making light work of the shorthanded Bucks in a 129-105 road win on Thursday. Anthony Edwards led the team with 26 points and nine assists, Karl-Anthony Towns added 19 points while Mike Conley chipped in with 18 points and nine assists. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 55 percent from the field and a sizzling 21 of 41 from the 3-point line as they hit the ground running with 63 points in the first half to take control early, before they exploded for 39 points in the third quarter to take a 28-point lead and put the game to bed early.
Los Angeles Clippers
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games overall and they will be hoping to stay hot after sneaking past the pesky Pistons in a 112-106 home win on Saturday. Paul George led the team with 33 points on 14 of 24 shooting, Kawhi Leonard added 24 points with five assists while James Harden chipped in with 14 points and eight assists. As a team, the Clippers shot 45 percent from the field and 13 of 39 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they managed just 18 points in the second quarter to fall behind by 13 points before they clicked into gear and exploded for 36 points in the fourth quarter to avoid the embarrassing loss in the end. The Clippers will face the Warriors after this game.
Los Angeles Clippers Team Facts
- The Clippers have won each of their last 14 games following a home win.
- The Clippers have covered the spread in 13 of their last 14 games as favorites following a home win.
- Five of the Clippers’ last six games as favorites following a home win have gone OVER the total points line.
Minnesota Timberwolves Team Facts
- The Timberwolves have won each of their last seven games as underdogs when playing with a rest advantage.
- The Timberwolves have covered the spread in each of their last nine games as underdogs when playing with a rest advantage.
- Each of the Timberwolves’ last six games as underdogs following a road win have gone OVER the total points line.
Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction
The Timberwolves are still missing Jaylen Clark and Jordan McLaughlin, while the Clippers don’t have a single player listed on the injury report at the moment. Both teams are coming into this meeting with plenty of momentum, so there’s not too much splitting these squads at the moment. Sure, the Clippers are the hotter team at the moment and they’re playing at home, but the Timberwolves beat the Clippers by 109-105 back on Jan 14, so we could be in for another close one. You can make an argument for either side here, but with the line so short, I’m leaning towards the Clippers to get their revenge at home in this spot.