Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/22/2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, January 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 30-18. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 23-22. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-23-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-23-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-20-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 25-19-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/21/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is "?" Monday vs LA Clippers
01/20/18 G Jamal Crawford Toe is "?" Monday vs LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/21/18 C DeAndre Jordan Ankle is "?" Monday vs Minnesota
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Jimmy Butler averages 21.7 points per contest in 36.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 5 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Lou Williams has scored 23.4 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Blake Griffin averages 22.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.8 rebounds per game and 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 108.6 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.48 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.1 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the NBA with 107.6 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.56. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 21.5. The Clippers are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Clippers give up 107.1 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Clippers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 12th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +3
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