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Injury-Plagued Clippers are Becoming Dangerous Territory For Hoops Bettors

The Minnesota Timberwolves have rotated wins and losses in their last nine games and are coming off a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. After topping the Los Angeles Clippers over the weekend, Tom Thibodeau’s crew will look to beat the Clips once again on Wednesday.

MyBookie opened the Clippers as 5.5-point home underdogs with a total of 213.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Timberwolves are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games against the Clippers.
  • The Timberwolves are 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven games as favorite.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Clippers’ last five games on Wednesday.

The absence of Danilo Gallinari, who’s missed 13 straight games with a hip injury, has been greatly felt by the Clippers. Los Angeles has gone 3-10 SU without the veteran in the lineup, but he could return for tonight’s game. Since losing star power forward Blake Griffin to a knee injury, L.A. has lost three straight.

Thibodeau has had no issue giving his starters heavy minutes of late, as forward Andrew Wiggins enters the game ranked fourth in the NBA in playing time (36.9 minutes per game), while swingman Jimmy Butler is tied for sixth (36.7). Karl-Anthony Towns is 19th (34.6) while Jeff Teague sits at 28th (33.9). Minny has three days off after the game before opening a five-game homestand Sunday night against the Dallas Mavericks.

Los Angeles simply hasn’t been getting the job done against good teams this season. In the Clippers’ last seven vs squads with winning records, they’re 0-7 SU and 2-5 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Minnesota Timberwolves listed as 4.5-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 216.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

A 109-101 result in favor of the Timberwolves is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Minnesota Timberwolves have seen them go 14-11 and 10-13-2 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are at 8-14 and 9-13 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Clippers are 10-11-1, while the Timberwolves are 12-12-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Minnesota injuries news.

The power rankings show the Clippers rated this week at No. 14 and the Timberwolves sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 15-ranked offense (105.89 PPG) against a Minnesota Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 21 at 107.23 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 45.2% from the field per game, less than the Timberwolves have managed so far this NBA season (46.82% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jimmy Butler scored 30 points for Minnesota on Monday, but the Grizzlies managed a 95-92 victory over the Timberwolves at FedExForum.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 18 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The Clippers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games
  • The Clippers are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Clippers' last 6 games
  • The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Dallas, Sunday, December 10
Los Angeles home to Washington, Saturday, December 9