Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 14-11. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 107.3 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 8-14. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 107.5, good for a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-13-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 12-12-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-13-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 10-11-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/04/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot is "?" Wednesday vs LA Clippers
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
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.6 points per contest in 36.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
DeAndre Jordan has scored 10.4 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 13.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Lou Williams averages 18.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 107.3 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.44 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 42 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 13.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.8 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 16th in the NBA with 104.9 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.59. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.9 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 20.3. The Clippers are 12th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Clippers give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Clippers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4.5
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