Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 46-27 and a road record of 21-15. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. Los Angeles is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 25-19. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 25-49 and a home record of 13-24. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 106, good for a point differential of -3.7. Minnesota has a division record of 3-11 and a conference record of 14-30. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16.5 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.7 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Los Angeles averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 51 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Minnesota averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 23rd with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Clippers average 104.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.7 per contest. The Clippers have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Timberwolves score 101.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 112.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.7 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 20% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 34-35-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-41-3 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-38-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 40-31-3 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/29/16 F Paul Pierce Ankle injured last game, doubtful Wednesday vs. Minnesota
03/27/16 F Blake Griffin Suspension expected to miss next 4 games; eligible to return Sunday vs. Washington
03/14/16 F Branden Dawson Legal problems out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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