Western Conference rivals Minnesota and Los Angeles will wrap up NBA Wednesday action with a nightcap at the STAPLES Center. Start time in tonight’s meeting between the Timberwolves and Clippers is set for 10:30pm ET. The latest Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Spread is favoring the hosting Clippers at -8.5 against the spread. The Over/Under in this evening’s Northwest versus Pacific clash is set at 192 points.
Minnesota’s unexpected 5-2 start was erased by a horrific five game losing streak that featured home losses to Charlotte, Golden State, and Denver. The Timberwolves halted their slide and drew back to within a game of the break even point their last time out, though, thumping the Kings 97-89 as a +1 road dog.
Minnesota will attempt to avoid a quick derailment tonight when it wraps up its current four game road swing in Los Angeles. The Clippers recent play would suggest the Timberwolves may succeed in their efforts.
Los Angeles, like Minnesota, started the season on a tear, winning eight of its first 10 games; however, the Clippers enter this evening’s contest with an 8-6 mark after losing four straight games by an average of 8.5 points per game.
The Clippers, who are seventh in the NBA in point differential at 3.9, have won four of their last five games at the STAPLES Center, though (15.5 margin of victory). Los Angeles is also 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread in its last five games as a home favorite with a total between 190 and 195 points.
Free Pick: Take Los Angeles -8.5. The Timberwolves are 1-8 straight up and 2-7 against the spread over the last two years playing as a road dog coming off a road win.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Spreads:
Minnesota Timberwolves +8.5 (-110), Over 192 (-110), +330 (Moneyline)
Los Angeles Clippers -8.5 (-110), Under 192 (-110), -420 (Moneyline)
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