Los Angeles Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Parlay 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 8-12. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 106.0 points per contest while giving up 107.2 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 13-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per contest and giving up 107.4, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-11-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-11-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
11/09/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/02/17 C Karl-Anthony Towns Head injured last game, is probable Sunday vs LA Clippers
12/01/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot is "?" Sunday vs LA Clippers
Lou Williams averages 18.7 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%. DeAndre Jordan comes into this game averaging 9.9 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 13.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 19.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Jimmy Butler has scored 17.7 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 107.2 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 106 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.25 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 107.4 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 40.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year. Minnesota is 11th in the NBA with 107.7 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.35. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22.9. The Timberwolves are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Los Angeles is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Minnesota is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 5th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles +10.5 and over 217.5 total points
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