Monday, December 7, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, December 7, 2015. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 11-9 and a road record of 2-4. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 101.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 8-11 and a home record of 2-8. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.8 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 24.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Chris Paul averages 17 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 21.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Los Angeles averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13.5 per game. The Clippers allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Minnesota averages 100.8 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 16th with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 7-12-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-9-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-10-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/06/15 PG Chris Paul Ribs doubtful Monday vs. Minnesota
12/06/15 G J.J. Redick Ankle "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/15 C Nikola Pekovic Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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