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Minnesota T-Wolves Vs LA Clippers Free Pick

Written by on February 2, 2016

The best teams in the league are often the ones that are able to rise above adversity and continue to find ways to win. If that is indeed the case, then you have to consider the LA Clippers to be a very good team. Their tenacity will once again be tested on Wednesday when the Minnesota Timberwolves pay them a visit. The Clippers are in a dire need of wins and beating Minnesota would be great help, to check out the odds for this game, head over to our basketball online odds page.

How to bet Minnesota Timberwolves Vs LA Clippers

When: Wednesday, February 3, 10:30 PM ESTWhere: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CaliforniaTV: ESPNRadio: TheBeast980TV Stream: WatchESPNYes, there are some off-court issues taking place in LA right now, but that shouldn’t stop the Clippers from being a pretty hefty favorite to win this one. The Timberwolves are having a nightmare season, but have played the Clippers close in both of their meetings this season. That might make the point spread worth looking at in this one. The full odds for this game will be up on the NBA betting page as soon as possible.

Why bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves (14-35) are realistically already starting to think ahead to next season, as it’s becoming more and more apparent that they don’t have what it takes to compete with the best on a nightly basis. They have lost 4 in a row, and are just 2-8 in their last 10 games. The T-Wolves have lost both meetings with the Clippers this season, but as mentioned earlier, they were not blown out in either one. The average margin of defeat in those games was just 6 points, and you have to remember that Blake Griffin, who will not be playing on Wednesday, started in both outings. This is not going to be an easy one for Minnesota, but they have shown that they can hang with the clippers. The Timberwolves are averaging 99.4 PPG, and are giving up 103.4 PPG.

Why bet on the LA Clippers

The Clippers (32-16) seem to be going out of their way to prove a point, which is that they are capable of winning without Blake Griffin in the line-up. If anything, the absence of Griffin, who will likely be out 4-6 weeks, as well as Josh Smith, has shown just how deep the Clippers bench is. LA have now reeled off 4 straight wins, and seem to be getting stronger with each passing game. Their last game, a 120-93 win over the Chicago Bulls, may well rank as one of their most complete performances of the season. Yes, this is still a better team with a healthy Griffin on the court, but if they continue to win without him, who knows what it will do for their confidence moving forward. The Clippers are averaging 104.3 PPG, and are giving up 100.3 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Clippers are playing well right now, and when you combine that with the fact that they are 17-7 at home this season, you get what should add up to a comfortable win against a Timberwolves team that really isn’t very good at all.Minnesota Timberwolves 96 LA Clippers 105