How To Bet Minnesota Vs La Clippers

Posted by Aaron . on February 3, 2016 in

The Minnesota Timberwolves head west to take on the L.A. Clippers Wednesday night. Tipoff is at 10:30pm Eastern time. The Clippers (32-16) have won 15 of 18 since losing Blake Griffin to injury, which bodes well since he will be out at least another month, if not two, with a fractured hand. The Timberwolves (14-35) have been struggling since a competitive start to the season. don’t forget to stop by and check other betting lines for NBA by clicking here.

Timberwolves Vs Clippers Online Sportsbook Odds and Game Info

When: Wednesday, February 3, 10:30 PM EST
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: ESPN
Radio: TheBeast980
TV Stream: WatchESPN
Opening NBA Lines: Clippers with -11.5

Why Should You Bet on the Clippers?

The Clippers will take a four-game winning streak into their tilt with the Timberwolves, and their most recent win was an impressive home rout of the Chicago Bulls (120-93). Even with Blake Griffin out of the lineup, the Clipper bench has been filling in quite nicely. Jamal Crawford poured in 26 on the Bulls in Sunday’s rout. If you look at the Clippers’ last four games, their reserves have outscored the nonstarters of the opposition by a combined 184-78. As coach Doc Rivers told ESPN.com, “Our bench has been better than fantastic. You could see Jamal had it going and they were trying to get it to him every single time. That whole group, they don’t worry about misses anymore. I want them to play free, fast and aggressive.” Center DeAndre Jordan continues to frustrate opponents who want to employ the “Hack-a-DJ” approach by fouling him to get him on the line; he went 5 for 8 from the line in the game, including 3 of 4 during the third period.

In addition to their strong play, the Clippers will be rested when they face the Timberwolves on Wednesday night. The Timberwolves face the Lakers in L.A. on Tuesday night and then come back to that same arena the next night to face the Clippers, so the Clippers get the advantage of an opponent on a road back-to-back.

Why Should You Take the Timberwolves?

Take a look at the point spread on this game before you bet. If it’s more than six or eight, give the Wolves a look. They took an improving Portland team to the brink before losing on the road on Sunday night, 96-93. If the Timberwolves can knock of the Lakers on Tuesday night, they will come back to the Staples Center brimming with confidence the next night.

There’s also the play of Karl-Anthony Towns. Even though the Timberwolves are not playing all that well as a team, he is one of the top contenders for the Rookie of the Year award this year. He has 25 double-doubles this season, more than any other rookie. The rest of the Timberwolves are following his lead and keeping the team close in many of their losses. So if that’s a big point spread, look at how the Wolves played against the Lakers. They might follow up a win over the Lakers with a close game against their fellow Staples Center tenants — or even an upset.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Timberwolves are a fun team to watch, but the Clippers are in a zone right now. I’m taking the Clippers to roll, 112-95.