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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. L.A. Clippers - 3/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
L.A. Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves
Date & Time Tuesday March 26, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +2 -- Over/Under: 230.5
TV Channel
FSN, FSW
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Target Center.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.7 points and six rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won their last four road games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.7 points and 12.5 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.6 points and 2.3 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won six of their last seven home games.

The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have actually been a pretty decent team at home this season and have won seven of the last eight meetings against the Clippers. The problem is the Los Angeles Clippers are riding a five-game winning streak where they're winning by an average of 5.8 points, and they have a chance to possibly move into the fourth seed if the Portland Trail Blazers slip up. The Clippers have gone from barely making the playoffs to moving into the fifth seed, so there's real motivation with this club. The Minnesota Timberwolves have benched a bunch of key role players and are barely throwing out an NBA roster these days. Only having to lay a bucket wit the Clippers seems a little too easy.

Pick:
L.A. Clippers -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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