Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 02/08/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 02/08/2020 – The Los Angeles Clippers will try to keep their winning streak rolling on Saturday as they visit Target Center to face the Minnesota Timberwolves. These two teams already met twice this season with the Clippers bagging the victory on both occasions. But the T-Wolves are fielding a different core of players this time headed by their new dynamic duo: Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell. According to the latest Las Vegas betting lines, the Clippers will likely enter the game on a significant point handicap after they opened at -7.5 points across the spread.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 02/08/2020
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 02/08/2020 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Los Angeles Clippers have officially hit mid-season form with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George now playing more games together. In their recent win vs. the Miami Heat 128-111, Kawhi Leonard almost recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds. Paul George led the way with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists, while Landry Shamet also fired for 23 points with six assists.
Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (27.0 PPG, 7.5 RPG and 5.3 APG)
Paul George (22.7 PPG, 6.1 RPG, and 4.0 APG)
Lou Williams (19.4 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 6.0 APG)
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
It’s very obvious the Minnesota Timberwolves had been preparing to acquire D’Angelo Russell once he hit the trade market. With the Warriors pushing tank mode button, Minnesota pounced on the opportunity and made a trade for Russell in exchange for former No.1 overall pick and Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors aren’t expecting Wiggins to be the difference-maker this season, but the up-and-coming swingman will play a vital role in the team’s quest for more championships in the coming years.
Players to Watch: Karl-Anthony Towns (26.7 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 4.2 APG)
D’Angelo Russell (23.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.2 APG)
Jake Layman (10.5 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.8 APG)
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 02/08/2020 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Minnesota are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris PF Acquired is “?” Saturday vs Minnesota
D’Angelo Russell PG Quad is “?” Saturday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks
The Timberwolves aren’t the only big winners at Thursday’s trade deadline. The Clippers have also pulled off a big move by acquiring Marcus Morris from the New York Knicks, giving them another gifted forward to play with Leonard and George. He could make a debut on Saturday, which would definitely make the NBA spread wider in favor of the Clippers.
Moneyline: Bet on the Clippers at -350. Los Angeles has the firepower and the defensive lynchpins to dominate a team that’s trying to build chemistry with their new core guys.
ATS: Back the Clippers at 7.5-points. Los Angeles is 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games. They also defeated the Wolves twice by a significant winning margin.
TOTALs: Pick the OVER at 230. The Clippers scored 118 and 124 points in their two games against the Wolves. The over is 6-4 in Minnesota’s last 10 games.
Score Prediction: 127 – 114 Clippers