Clippers vs. Timberwolves Prediction
The Timberwolves are only 3-point home favorites versus the visiting Clippers in the second of the NBA Playoff Play-In games on Tuesday night. Will Minnesota cover that number or is there a better bet on the board when it comes to this 9:30 p.m. ET matchup?
503 Los Angeles Clippers (+3) at 504 Minnesota Timberwolves (-3); o/u 230.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Notes
Luke Kennard (sore right hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday’s play-in game vs. the Timberwolves. Kennard tweaked his hamstring on Sunday and now there’s a chance he could miss the play-in game. We’ll have a better idea on his status following tomorrow’s shootaround, but if he does need to hit the sidelines, we’d expect Terance Mann and Norman Powell to absorb most of his minutes.
Minnesota Timberwolves DFS Notes
Patrick Beverley received two quick technical fouls in Sunday’s season finale against the Bulls, finishing with five points, one board and four dimes in 15 minutes before getting ejected. It looked like he used some choice words with official David Guthrie, and in typical Pat Bev fashion, he couldn’t watch his mouth in a game that is completely meaningless. Malik Beasley should see some more shots with Beverley done for the night, while Jaylen Nowell could also get more burn.
Clippers vs. Timberwolves NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Minnesota and has cashed in 12 of the last 17 meetings overall. The over is also 7-1 in the Clippers’ last eight games when facing an opponent with a winning record, is 4-0-1 in their last five road games and has cashed in five of the Timberwolves’ last six home games. The over is also 26- 9 in Minnesota’s last 35 games as a favorite.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: CLIPPERS/TIMBERWOLVES OVER 230.5