Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 2/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Los Angeles Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Target Center)

Minnesota Timberwolves 7.5 (-110)

The Los Angeles Clippers travel to the Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in a battle of two new-look teams. The Clippers have won eight of their last ten games and their last three straight games. The most recent win at home over the Miami Heat winning 128-111 to improve their record on the season to 36-15. The Timberwolves have lost thirteen straight games and fell at home to the Atlanta Hawks 127-120 their last time out to drop their record on the season to 15-35.

The Clippers come in averaging 115.5 points per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Leading the Clippers is the duo of Kwahi Leonard and Paul George; Kwahi is leading the team in scoring with 27 points per game while adding 7.5 rebounds and is second on the team with 5.3 assists per game. George is averaging 22.7 points per game while adding 5.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game despite missing time with injury throughout the start of the season. 

The Timberwolves are led by franchise player Karl Anthony Towns who is averaging a double-double with 26.7 points per game while adding 10.8 rebounds per game both leading the team. The Timberwolves traded away Anthony Wiggins at the trade deadline but in return got Deanglo Russel back who was leading the Warriors in points and assists.

The Clippers are one of the best defenses in the NBA allowing just 109.5 points per game. The Timberwolves allow 115.6 points per game ranking 30th in the NBA in scoring defense.                                                                                                        

The Clippers come in as one of the best bets in the NBA with a 28-23 record ATS on the season while the TImberwolves are just 17-31-2 ATS on the season which is one of the worst ATS records on the season. Final score prediction, the new look Timberwolves revive their season keeping it close at home, eventually losing outright but covering the spread with an 113-110 loss.

Lance’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves 7.5

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