Timberwolves vs Clippers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, January 6, 2023

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (18-21) host the Los Angeles Clippers (21-19) at Target Center, starting at 9:00 PM ET on Friday, January 6, 2023. The Clippers are 5.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is set at 222.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Timberwolves vs. Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -224 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +185 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 222.5 points.

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Timberwolves vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSN
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Timberwolves vs. Clippers Betting Trends

The Timberwolves have 16 wins against the spread in 39 games this season. Minnesota has come away with 11 wins in the 20 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Timberwolves have eclipsed the over/under in 45% of their opportunities this year (18 times over 40 games with a set point total).

The Clippers have 20 wins against the spread in 40 games this year. Los Angeles has won five of the 17 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (29.4%). Clippers games this season have gone over the point total 16 times in 40 opportunities (40%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 39 24.2 6.3 4.4 1.7 0.5 2.6
D’Angelo Russell 36 16.8 3.2 6.5 1.1 0.5 2.3
Rudy Gobert 33 13.5 11.7 0.9 0.8 1.4 0
Jaylen Nowell 39 11.5 2.8 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.2
Jaden McDaniels 36 11.4 3.6 1.8 1.1 1.1 1.1

Clippers

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paul George 30 23.7 6 5.1 1.5 0.4 3.1
Kawhi Leonard 17 16.6 5.9 3.8 0.9 0.3 1
Norman Powell 30 15 2.8 1.7 0.8 0.4 1.6
Marcus Morris 37 13.2 5 1.7 0.6 0.5 2.1
Reggie Jackson 37 11.9 2.5 3.8 0.6 0.1 1.5
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Timberwolves vs. Clippers Injury Report

Clippers: Nicolas Batum: Out (Ankle), Paul George: Questionable (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is averaging 114.6 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) this season, while surrendering 115.5 points per contest (18th-ranked). The Timberwolves are putting up 116.5 points per game in home games. On the road, they are averaging 112.6 points per contest. The Timberwolves have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 115.7 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.1 points more than the 114.6 they’ve scored this year.

Minnesota is draining 11.1 three-pointers per game (22nd-ranked in league). It sports a 34.2% shooting percentage (21st-ranked) from downtown. The Timberwolves have taken 62.7% two-pointers and 37.3% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s baskets, 73.9% are two-pointers and 26.1% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

On offense Los Angeles is the second-worst squad in the league (109 points per game). However defensively it is fourth-best (109.8 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Clippers are averaging 7.5 fewer points per game at home (105.1) than on the road (112.6). Over their past 10 games, the Clippers are averaging 113.4 points per game, 4.4 more than their season average (109).

Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.5). It is ninth in 3-point percentage at 36.9%. In 2022-23, the Clippers have attempted 40.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 59.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 31.9% of the Clippers’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 68.1% have been 2-pointers.

Timberwolves vs. Clippers 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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