Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers 2/01/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers 2/01/2020 – Already struggling to end their longest losing streak of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves will face another gargantuan task on Saturday as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. The Timberwolves are on a season-high 10-game losing streak and will step into the Staples Center as the overwhelming road dogs to the Clips, who will likely miss the service of Kawhi Leonard for the second straight game. Various NBA betting shops have already released their lines early Saturday morning with the Wolves a deep +10 across the spread.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers 2/01/2020
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers 2/01/2020 Betting Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Timberwolves are looking more and more of a lottery-bound team as the season progresses. On Monday, Minnesota suffered one of the most humiliating losses in the franchise’s history after blowing a 17-point lead to the Sacramento Kings with under three minutes left in the clock. Andrew Wiggins posted 36 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 23 points and 8 boards. However, the Timberwolves had a choke job for the ages in the final 2:45 minutes, allowing the Kings to secure a 133-129 come-from-behind win.
Players to Watch: Karl-Anthony Towns (26.9 PPG, 10.7 RPG and 4.2 APG)
Andrew Wiggins (22.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG and 3.7 APG)
Robert Covington (12.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 1.2 APG)
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Clippers suffered a rare loss to the Sacramento Kings, 124-103, on Thursday. With Kawhi Leonard on load management, Los Angeles didn’t have enough kick in their offense to go toe-to-toe with Buddy Hield, De’Aaron Fox and the suddenly high-scoring Kings. Lou Williams scored a game-high 22 points and Montrezl Harrell tallied 21 to lead the Clippers’ second-unit. Paul George returned from a hamstring injury but he just finished with 8 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 19 minutes.
Players to Watch: Kawhi Leonard (27.4 PPG, 7.6 RPG and 5.2 APG)
Paul George (22.9 PPG, 5.9 RPG, and 3.7 APG)
Lou Williams (19.7 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 6.0 APG)
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers 2/01/2020 Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Allen Crabbe SG Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard SF Back is “?” Saturday vs Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Picks
The Clippers are already a double-digit NBA spread betting favorites with Leonard’s availability for Saturday’s matinee ballgame still up in the air. Expect the margin to grow even larger, if Leonard gets the green light to play against the T-Wolves.
Moneyline: Even without Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers have weapons to make things tough for the reeling Wolves. George is coming off a rusty game against the Kings. Watch out for him to have a big game against the Wolves.
ATS: Pick the Timberwolves to cover the 10-point spread. The Wolves might be on a 10-game losing funk, but the last time they lost by more than 10 points was against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 117-104, last January 13.
TOTALs: Pick the OVER at 235 points. I expect the Clippers high-powered offense to really pick the Wolves apart.
Score Prediction: 120 – 112 Clippers