Clippers vs. Timberwolves Prediction
Having already clinched a playoff berth, will the Clippers overlook a Timberwolves team that has been eliminated from postseason contention tonight when the two teams play at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Los Angeles is now -5.5 to beat Minnesota after opening as a 5-point road favorite. As for the over/under, the number opened at 212 and that's where it currently sits.
The Clippers have been a horrible bet of late, failing to cover in eight of their last 11 games overall. They're also just 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, 0-4 against the number in their last four games playing on one day of rest, and are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage of below .400 (suggesting they play down to their competition at times).
On the other side, the Timberwolves have covered in five of their lat seven games and are 13-3 against the number in their last 16 games versus a team with a winning record, suggesting they play up to their competition. They're 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing on one day of rest as well.
The T-Wolves are not without talent. Andrew Wiggins scored 32 points in a 121-116 win over the Suns on Monday night while Karl-Anthony Towns added 27 points with 10 rebounds. As the team tries to develop its young stars, look for Minnesota to play hard tonight at home versus a playoff-bound opponent.
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