Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 2/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-9.5)
The Minnesota Timberwolves (6-18) host the Los Angeles Clippers (17-8) at Target Center on Wednesday. Minnesota opens this matchup as 9.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 231.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced the Sacramento Kings and ended up losing by a score of 113-110 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished having earned a 41.4% field goal percentage (41 out of 99) and converted 8 of 28 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Clippers converted 20 of 23 attempts for a rate of 87.0%. Regarding getting rebounds, they earned a total of 53 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 19 dimes in the matchup in addition to earning 8 steals and 5 rejections. In the matter of defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 48.9% from the floor on 46 out of 94 shooting. Sacramento earned 25 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Kings had 52 rebounds (11 offensive, 41 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Sacramento ended up shooting 73.3% at the free throw line by burying 11 of their 15 shots. They converted 10 out of their 29 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Kawhi Leonard is a guy who came through in this game. He totaled 20 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. He played 34:56 minutes and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Leonard went 42.9% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this game for the Clippers was Reggie Jackson. He grabbed 2 boards and also had 4 assists. He ended up shooting 42.9% from the field in the matchup via 6-of-14 (14 points). When the game finished, Jackson saw the court for 30:38 minutes.
Los Angeles heads into this one with a record of 17-8 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 44.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 608 dimes for the year, which is 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Clippers are hitting 41.9% on shots from downtown (368 of 878) and 84.8% from the free throw line. They average 114.8 pts per contest (5th in the league) while connecting on 48.0% from the field. Defensively, the Clippers have forced 13.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. The Clippers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.6% (344 of 441) and they concede 41.1 boards per contest as a team. They are 15th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 579 conceded this season. They are giving up 36.2% on three-point shots while they are 5th in the league in opponents points per game (107.8).
For their last game, the Minnesota Timberwolves took a loss by a score of 127-122 when they played the Dallas Mavericks. The Timberwolves were able to snag 34 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the contest. They rejected 5 shots while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Mavericks were called for 22 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Timberwolves to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to make 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In relation to shooting from distance, Minnesota converted 18 out of 42 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Timberwolves ended up shooting 42 for 91 from the floor which had them at 46.2%. The Timberwolves permitted the Mavericks to make 45 of 87 attempts from the field which had them shooting 51.7% in the matchup. They went 35.3% from three-point range by going 12 out of 34 and finished the game at 25 out of 30 from the free throw line (83.3%). When talking about rebounding, Minnesota permitted Dallas to pull down 48 overall (10 offensive).
Malik Beasley ended up being a factor for the Timberwolves for this contest. He made 10 out of 21 in the game for a rate of 47.6%, which earned him 30 points. Beasley totaled 9 boards in his 34:20 mins of time on the hardwood and had 6 dimes in this contest. One more player that ended up playing a role for Minnesota was Anthony Edwards. He finished with 22 points in his 30:56 minutes on the hardwood by going 8 out of 19 shooting for the matchup. Edwards ended up shooting 42.1% from the field and also totaling 4 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Minnesota has a record of 6-18 this season. Minnesota has totaled 2,580 points for the campaign (107.5 per contest) and they grab 43.5 boards per contest. The Timberwolves are committing 21.4 personal fouls every game and they go 74.6% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Timberwolves are shooting 43.9% from the field, which is ranked 28th in the league. They are getting an assist 24.1 times per game (18th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. The Timberwolves are ranked 25th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 115.5. They are forcing 15.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.6% from the floor (24th in basketball). The Minnesota defense allows 37.3% on shots from distance (275 of 738) and their opponents are making 77.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 26.3 assists and 47.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 26th and 26th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-9.5)
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