Los Angeles Clippers at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Game Picks 3/26/2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 44-30. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.2 as they average 114.7 points per contest while giving up 113.6 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 33-40. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 112.4 points per contest and give up 113.4, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 42-32-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 39-34-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-38-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 39-34-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/25/19 PG Landry Shamet Ankle left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/24/19 F Taj Gibson Calf is questionable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
03/21/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is out for season
03/21/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is out for season
03/20/19 SF Robert Covington Knee is out for season
Lou Williams comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Montrezl Harrell averages 16.6 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Andrew Wiggins scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.7 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.4 per game. The Clippers allow 113.6 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 24.0 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 14th in the NBA with 112.4 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.93. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 24.5. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Timberwolves give up 113.4 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.0 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Los Angeles is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 24th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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