Clippers vs. Timberwolves Saturday Pick
With the Clippers laying over eight points on the road tonight in Minnesota, is the better play between L.A. and the Timberwolves the over? The total for tonight’s 8:00 p.m. ET matchup in Minnesota currently sits at 230 points.
537 Los Angeles Clippers (-8.5) at 538 Minnesota Timberwolves (+8.5); o/u 230
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 8, 2020
According to our NBA Public Betting Chart page, 69% of betting tickets are on the Clippers to cover the spread in this matchup.
Los Angeles Clippers Fantasy Spin
Patrick Beverley (right groin) is out for Saturday against the Wolves. No surprise here with Beverley aggravating his groin on Wednesday night. There’s a very good chance he is out until the All-Star break, so he may not be a must-hold guy for those needing live bodies right now. Coach Doc Rivers has said that he likes more ball-handlers out there, so Landry Shamet figures to benefit most as a low-ceiling option.
Minnesota Timberwolves Fantasy Spin
D’Angelo Russell will be a game-time call for Saturday against the Clippers. The Wolves are thrilled they landed Russell in a trade and were also able to get off Andrew Wiggins’ contract. Russell was a PNR machine with the Nets last year, and he’ll be running a ton of that with Karl-Anthony Towns. He’s a winner from the trade deadline and should trend up.
The over has cashed in five straight meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Minnesota and in seven of the previous nine meetings overall. The over is also 7-3 in the Clippers’ last 10 road games versus a team with a losing home record and is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games coming off an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in the Timberwolves’ last five games when they’re listed as an underdog, is 5-2 in their last seven games when they’re a home dog and is 21-10 in their last 31 home games versus an opponent with a winning road record.
SATURDAY NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CLIPPERS/TIMBERWOLVES OVER 230