LA Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 9:30 PM (Target Center)
LA Clippers @ Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5 O/U 230 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The LA Clippers travel to the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves come in having lost their last six games, the most recent loss to the Utah Jazz 127-116 to drop their record to 10-14 on the season. The LA Clippers come into this game red-hot, winning eleven of their last thirteen games and four in a row. Fresh off a win on the road against the Toronto Raptors 112-92 to improve to 19-7 on the season, the Clippers will look to build on their winning streak with another road win in Minnesota.
The Clippers made major moves in the offseason, acquiring reigning finals MVP Kawhi Leonard who averages team highs in points with 24.9 per game and rebounds with 7.7 per game. The Clippers also added superstar Paul George who adds 23.2 points per game, adding 6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest for the Clippers.
The Timberwolves offense runs through star center Karl Anthony-Towns who averages a double-double with 26 points per game and 12 rebounds to lead the team in both categories. Electrifying scorer Andrew Wiggins scores 24.6 points per game and adds 5 rebounds per game to give the Timberwolves another scoring option. Point guard Jeff Teague adds a team leading 7 assists and 14 points per contest of his own.
The Timberwolves struggles this year stem from the defense allowing 117.8 points per game which ranks in the bottom five of the NBA at 27th. The Clippers with defensive stars Patrick Beverly, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George allow only 107.7 points per game which ranks 12th in the NBA.
The Clippers have covered the spread in five of their last six games and post a 15-11 record against the number this season. While the Minnesota Timberwolves have struggled to defend their home floor, covering the spread only twice in eleven chances on their home floor, including a six-game losing streak ATS at home. The Clippers continue their winning streak as the Timberwolves continue to slide down the standings. The Clippers get off to a fast start, win the game and cover the spread. Final score prediction, LA Clippers 119 Minnesota Timberwolves 97.