Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers 11/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+7.5)
The Minnesota Timberwolves (3-7) are headed to STAPLES Center on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers (7-4). Los Angeles is 7.5-point favorites. The total is set at 222.5.
The Timberwolves faced the Warriors and took a loss by a final of 123-110 in their last contest. Minnesota finished having earned a 41.1% FG percentage (39 out of 95) and converted 17 out of their 44 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Timberwolves converted 15 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 40 with 17 of them being offensive. They also doled out 30 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Regarding defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the floor on 40 of 85 shooting. Golden State recorded 53 assists and had 23 steals in the game. In addition, Golden State grabbed 33 rebounds (20 offensive, 13 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Golden State finished the contest at 80.0% when shooting free throws by making 32 of their 40 attempts. They also made 11 of their 40 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Timberwolves finished with 28 and the Warriors finished the game with 16 fouls.
Anthony Edwards is one guy who was a factor for the game. He was able to score 48 points on 16 out of 27 shooting. He played 42 minutes and totaled 6 rebounds. Edwards shot 59.3% from the field and recorded 5 dimes.
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Minnesota heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-7 on the year. They average 104.6 points per contest (22nd in the league) while hitting 41.1% from the floor. The Timberwolves are connecting on 33.3% on 3-pointers (148 of 444) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Minnesota is pulling down 44.2 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 236 assists this season, which ranks 26th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 17.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 23.3 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Timberwolves are forcing 18.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 2nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 224 relinquished so far this year. The Timberwolves defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.8% (391 of 872) and they surrender 50.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 32.5% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (109.6).
When they last played, the Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 112-109 when they faced the Heat. When talking about rebounds, Los Angeles allowed Miami to snag 32 in total (18 on the offensive glass). They went 22.0% from 3-point land by shooting 9 out of 41 and ended up shooting 14 out of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). The Clippers allowed the Heat to bury 43 out of 97 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% for the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Clippers ended up going 43 out of 91 from the field which had them shooting 47.3%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Los Angeles buried 11 out of their 37 tries (29.7%). They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a clip of 88.2%. The Heat committed 15 fouls for the game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Clippers earned 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 42 in this matchup.
Paul George ended up being important for the Clippers in this game. He buried 11 out of 25 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 44.0%, and had 4 rebounds. George had 27 points in his 38 minutes on the court and earned 5 dimes for the contest.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 7-4 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Clippers are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which is 17th in the league. Los Angeles has tallied 1,192 points for the year (108.4 per contest) and they snag 44.4 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.5 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per contest. The Clippers commit 18.0 fouls every game and they shoot 77.7% from the charity stripe.
The Clippers defensively are ranked 7th in the league in points per game surrendered with 103.7. They are able to force 17.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (3rd in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense surrenders 33.3% on three-point shots (135 of 405) and opponents are connecting on 78.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 20.8 assists and 48.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 4th and 26th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-7.5)
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