Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/5/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Timberwolves (3-4) host the Los Angeles Clippers (3-4) at Target Center on Wednesday.
The Clippers took the court against the Timberwolves and took home the win by a score of 126-115 in their last game. Los Angeles ended the game with a 60.3% FG percentage (47 out of 78) and made 21 of 36 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Clippers converted 11 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 91.7%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 35 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 33 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 45.7% from the field on 43 out of 94 shooting. Minnesota distributed 39 dimes and had 27 steals in this game. Moreover, Minnesota totaled 24 boards (15 offensive, 9 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Minnesota finished the game at 93.8% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 16 shots. They converted 14 of their 40 attempts from 3-point range.
Reggie Jackson is a player who played a role for this game. He racked up 29 points on 11 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and also snagged 5 rebounds. Jackson finished shooting 61.1% from the field and also earned 8 assists.
Los Angeles will play this contest with a record of 3-4 this season. They have an average of 105.6 points per contest (20th in the league) while shooting 43.7% from the field. The Clippers are connecting on 35.7% on three-point shots (101 of 283) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 41.6 boards per game and is sitting with 171 dimes this year, which has them ranked 22nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.3 personal fouls per contest. On defense, the Clippers are able to force 18.6 turnovers every game and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. The Clippers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.3% (269 of 621) and they concede 51.1 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 4th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 145 conceded this season. They give up 35.1% on 3-pointers and they are 8th in basketball in opponents points per game (104.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Timberwolves went home defeated by a final of 126-115 when they faced the Clippers. The Timberwolves recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the game. They turned it over 16 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Clippers were called for 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of them for a percentage of 93.8%. Regarding shooting from distance, Minnesota made 14 of 40 tries (35.0%). When the game finished, the Timberwolves ended up shooting 43 for 94 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.7%. The Timberwolves allowed the Clippers to knock down 47 out of their 78 tries from the field which left them shooting 60.3% in this contest. They finished 58.3% from beyond the arc via 21 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 12 from the charity stripe (91.7%). When discussing rebounds, Minnesota allowed Los Angeles to snag 32 in all (3 on the offensive glass).
Anthony Edwards pitched in for the Timberwolves for the matchup. He made 11 of 21 in this contest for a rate of 52.4%, and had 3 rebounds. Edwards tallied 28 points in his 38 minutes on the court and earned 6 assists for this game.
Minnesota has a record of 3-4 so far this year. The Timberwolves have committed 20.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 76.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.7 times per game (16th in the league) and they are turning it over 16.7 times per contest. Minnesota has scored 734 pts for the year (104.9 per contest) and they average 45.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Timberwolves are shooting 41.8% from the field, which ranks 27th in the league. The Timberwolves are ranked 11th in basketball in PPG allowed with 106.3. They are forcing 19.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the field (11th in basketball). The Minnesota defense gives up 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (91 of 270) and opponents are knocking down 78.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 22.1 dimes and 48.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 12th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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