Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers - 4/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (39-19) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (15-42)
Game Info: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 110.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 25 points and 4.6 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 19.6 points and 2.4 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26 points and 6.6 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 overall. The over is 7-3 in Clippers last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Los Angeles and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
Even with a win over the Heat on Friday, the Minnesota Timberwolves are losing their last five games by an average of 10.4 points. The Timberwolves lose on the road by an average of 7.9 points. The Los Angeles Clippers have not only won 13 of their last 16 games, but they've covered 12 of those contests. The Clippers are winning their last five games by an average of 6.8 points and they win by an average of 7.6 points in the favorite role. Decent sized numbers, but I'll back the Clippers at home.