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Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
When: Monday, February 11, 8 PM. ET.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be trying to bounce back from their loss to the New Orleans Pelicans when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
Clippers Going For Third Win In Four Games
The Clippers played well over the past week and have won two of their last three games. They will try to keep the momentum going by defeating the Timberwolves on Monday for their second win in a row and third win in their last four games.
13 points and four threes in the fourth quarter alone. @landryshamet came up big in his debut.
📊 17 PTS | 4-7 3FG | 3 AST pic.twitter.com/szCk4ItofZ
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 10, 2019
Los Angeles has done well on the offensive end this season, averaging 113.8 points per game, which is eighth in the league. The team is shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three-point range.
Lou Williams leads the team in scoring with 19.2 points and 5.3 assists per game. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.8 points and six rebounds per game, while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
The Clippers have struggled defensively and are giving up 113.6 points per game, which is 24th in the league. They gave up 112 points in their last game and will need a better effort to get past the Timberwolves on Monday.
Timberwolves Trying To Snap Four-Game Losing Streak
The Timberwolves have struggled in recent weeks and have lost six of their last seven games. They will be trying to turn things around and snap their four-game losing streak when they face the Clippers on Monday.
WIGGY'S WORLD 🌎 pic.twitter.com/kpN19a14CT
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 9, 2019
Minnesota has struggled offensively, averaging 111.4 points per game. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.
Karl-Anthony Towns leads the way for the Timberwolves with 23.1 points and 12.1 rebounds per game. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.3 points and 4.7 assists per game, while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves also have plenty of room for improvement on the defensive end with the team giving up 111.6 points per game, which is 18th in the league. They have given up 122 points per game in their last two games and need to play significantly better to beat the Clippers on Monday.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Los Angeles is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 day’s rest.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Timberwolves have struggled against the spread, losing their last five home games and five of their last six games. The Clippers have played well against the spread, winning four of their last five games against teams with losing records and 10 of their last 14 road games.
Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers
Full-Game Total Pick
The Clippers have played under the total in 10 of their last 12 road games and in their last four games against teams with losing records. The Timberwolves have played under the total in nine of their last 12 games against Pacific Division teams.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Timberwolves will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Clippers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 58 points per game while the Clippers average 53 points per game.
Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves
Half-Time Total Bet
The Timberwolves and Clippers will play under the first half total because they are averaging 111 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games, which won’t be enough to go over the total in this game.