The Los Angeles Clippers will attempt to build on their six game lead in the Pacific tonight as they close out a three game road swing at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Start time in this evening’s Western Conference battle between the Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves is set for 8:00pm ET; the game will be broadcast live on TNT. The latest NBA Odds have Los Angeles listed as a -5 against the spread road favorite and the Over/Under set at 192.5 points.
Life with Kevin Love was a mediocre existence as for Minnesota with the team procuring an 8-10 record with its star in the lineup. Life without him has been downright miserable, though, especially of late, as the Timberwolves have dropped five of six games since Love last took the court (January 3rd).
Minnesota, a loser of four straight games (all on the road), will look to chart a different course this evening, but it will have to do so against one of the league’s better teams.
The Clippers bring a 30-9 record into tonight’s game as they opened their current three game road trip with wins at Memphis and Houston. Los Angeles rebounded from a rare home loss on January 12th by downing the Grizzlies 99-73 on Monday night, a win which it followed with a 117-109 thumping of the Rockets on Tuesday.
The back to back wins improved the Clippers road record to 12-5 while bringing their tally against Western Conference opponents to an impressive 21-5.
Los Angeles has won the last two games in this series, the most recent of which took place on November 28th at the STAPLES Center (101-95). However, the Timberwolves are 3-2 in their last five games versus the Clippers and they are 2-2 in their last four games playing as an underdog against the Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Odds:
Los Angeles Clippers -5 (-110), Over 192.5 (-110), -220 (Moneyline)
Minnesota Timberwolves +5 (-110), Under 192.5 (-110), +180 (Moneyline)
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