Clippers vs Timberwolves Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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The Los Angeles Clippers (16-13) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-14) will take the court at Crypto.com Arena in a matchup on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN. The Clippers are 6.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s point total is set at 223.

How to bet Clippers vs. Timberwolves

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -252 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +206 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 223 points.

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Clippers vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Clippers vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

The Clippers are 14-15-0 against the spread this year. Los Angeles has come away with 12 wins in the 18 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Clippers have gone over the point total in 40.7% of their opportunities this year (11 times in 27 games with a set point total).

The Timberwolves have played 27 games, with 10 wins against the spread. Minnesota is 2-7 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 22.2% of those games). Timberwolves games this season have gone over the total in 12 of 27 opportunities (44.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Clippers

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paul George 21 23.8 6 4.6 1.5 0.5 2.9
Marcus Morris 26 13.7 4.8 1.8 0.7 0.3 2
Kawhi Leonard 9 13.1 5.6 3.8 0.6 0.1 0.8
Reggie Jackson 28 12.5 2.6 4.1 0.6 0.1 1.6
John Wall 23 12.3 2.6 5.6 0.9 0.3 0.9

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 27 22.7 5.6 4 1.9 0.3 2.6
D’Angelo Russell 27 16.6 3.1 6.3 1.3 0.6 2.3
Rudy Gobert 25 14.2 12.1 0.9 0.9 1.2 0
Jaylen Nowell 27 11.5 2.8 2.1 0.6 0.1 1.2
Jaden McDaniels 24 10.8 3.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1
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Clippers vs. Timberwolves Injury Report

Timberwolves: D’Angelo Russell: Questionable (Knee), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

Although Los Angeles is scoring just 107.9 points per game (second-worst in NBA), its defense has been giving them a nice lift, as it ranks fourth-best in the league by allowing 108.7 points per game. Offensively the Clippers have been worse in home games this year, scoring 105.3 points per game, compared to 110.3 per game in road games. The Clippers have seen an uptick in scoring recently, putting up 111.1 points per game in their last 10 outings, 3.2 points more than the 107.9 they’ve scored this season.

Los Angeles ranks 13th in the NBA with 11.9 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 10th with a 36.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Clippers are attempting 52 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 61.6% of the shots they’ve taken (and 69.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 32.4 threes per contest, which are 38.4% of their shots (and 30.2% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

In 2022-23, Minnesota is ninth in the league on offense (115.3 points scored per game) and fourth-worst defensively (116.7 points allowed). The Timberwolves score 116 points per game at home, and 114.5 away. In their last 10 games, the Timberwolves are averaging 117 points per game, 1.7 more than their season average (115.3).

Minnesota makes 11 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 21st and 25th, respectively, in the NBA. In 2022-23, the Timberwolves have attempted 37.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.8% of the Timberwolves’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74.2% have been 2-pointers.

Clippers vs. Timberwolves Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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