Clippers vs. Timberwolves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 28 (Back a High-Scoring Contest in LA)
Clippers vs. Timberwolves Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
- Time: 10:00 PM ET
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
- Coverage: TNT and BSSC
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Tuesday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers. The Timberwolves rank ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 31-32 record, while the Clippers check in fifth with an 33-30 record. This one could go either way.
Minnesota enters as a loser in four of its last five games following a 109-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has now lost four of its last six games thanks to a 134-124 (OT) loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Which Western Conference squad will win tonight?
Clippers vs. Timberwolves Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: LAC: (-270) | MIN: (+220)
- Spread: LAC: -6.5 (-112) | MIN: +6.5 (-110)
- Total: 234.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Clippers enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 234.5 points, which is about average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.
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Clippers vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
- The Clippers won 38 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 44 times.
- As 7-point underdogs or greater, the Timberwolves went 4-3 against the spread last season.
- The Clippers and their opponents combined to hit the over 40 out of 82 times last season.
- There were 49 Timberwolves games (out of 82) that went over the total last season.
Clippers vs. Timberwolves Prediction & Pick
The Clippers have played in some thrilling games as of late, falling short in overtime battles against the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets. The trio of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook has been balling out on offense, but LA's defense has taken a concerning step back.
Head coach Ty Lue's squad has allowed an average of 139.0 points over its last three games (No. 30 in NBA) on an opponent shooting percentage of 52.7%. The good news for LA is that Minnesota comes to town on a losing streak of its own and may be without center Rudy Gobert due to an illness.
LA has won 10 of its last 14 games against Minnesota, so back the Clippers to squeak out a victory.
Final Score Prediction: Clippers: 123 | Timberwolves: 120
Clippers vs. Timberwolves Best Bet
As mentioned above, the Clippers have been struggling to keep its opponents from scoring. Keep in mind the Timberwolves haven't been much better, though, allowing 115.7 points per game on the year (No. 19 in NBA). Minnesota also travels to LA playing at the fourth-fastest pace in the NBA.
Those statistics point to a high-scoring game breaking out on Tuesday night. The total has hit the over in six of Minnesota's last nine games as well as in four of LA's last six games. The over has cashed in 13 of the last 20 matchups between the Clippers and Timberwolves, too. Trust the trends.
Bet: Over 234.5 Points (-110)
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