In this all-Western battle between two teams sitting in and out of the playoff places of the conference, the Minnesota Timberwolves (33-40), after ending a lengthy losing streak are looking to continue on the winning ways, are hosting the Los Angeles Clippers (44-30), who have been red-hot lately having lost only once in their last eleven games.
Date/Time: 03-26-2019, 19:30 EDT
Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves +2.5
Minnesota Timberwolves have a 33-40 record (35-38 against the spread) so far this season are currently sit in the 10th place of the West. In their last game they snapped a five-game losing streak by winning on the road against the Grizzlies with a 112-99 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 24.7 ppg, adding a team high 12.5 boards per game. He is followed by Derrick Rose with 18 ppg and 4.3 dimes per game but he is out for the season.
Los Angeles Clippers have a 44-30 record (42-32 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with two more teams in the 5th place of the West. They have won 10 of their last 11 matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Knicks with a 124-113 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Lou Williams with 20.3 ppg and a team high 5.3 dimes per game off the bench. He is followed by Danilo Gallinari with 19.7 ppg and 6 boards per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once at home (Wolves by 10 points and Clippers by 11). Wolves have a 23-11 home record, while the Clippers are 21-17 on the road. Clippers are better offensively, scoring 114.7 ppg to Wolves’ 112.4, while both teams are almost equal defensively, allowing 113.4 and 113.6 ppg. Clippers have better percentages both in field goals (46.8% to 45.5%) and in 3-pointers (38.4% to 34.8%). Wolves are better in dimes made (24.5 to 23.5) and in turnovers committed (12.7 to 13.6), while both teams are almost equal in boards grabbed (45.5 to 45.3). Clippers are the favorite in this game and Vegas odds give them a -2.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -2.5 (-110)
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