NBA Sportsbooks Preview Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
This online NBA betting evening, NBA sportsbook players can wager on an enticing Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers West Coast pairing. Both teams are currently in the playoff cut and will be looking to solidify their postseason position by picking up a win this evening. Let’s take a gander at what the 2 team parlay odds are predicting for this Western Conference matchup.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers – Mon., Jan. 22nd
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Lines:
Minnesota Timberwolves TBP
Los Angeles Clippers TBP
The Timberwolves leap into this evening’s pairing flashing a 30-18 record that ranks them 1st in the Northwest Division and 3rd overall in the Western Conference. Considering that it’s been 13 seasons since the T-Wolves have made the playoff cut, it’s safe to say that Minnesota is ecstatic to see the level of success the franchise is enjoying this season. While the Timberwolves may be 7 ½ games behind the conference-leading Warriors, Minnesota has built a comfortable lead in the West. In other words, the T-Wolves can afford to lose a handful of games, not that they’d want to. Overall, Minnesota is 2-2 in their last 4, but players can still them expect them to be the online NBA betting favorite.
Surprisingly, these two teams match up pretty well. Heading into this evening’s action, Minnesota is putting up 108.6 on offense while allotting 105.1 defensively. On the other hand, the Clippers are scoring 107.6 each game while giving up 107.1. It’s not much of a difference, but Minnesota does have an upper hand. Notwithstanding that slight advantage, the team’s injury report has Jimmy Butler listed as day-to-day. Butler’s absence could severely hinder the Timberwolves’ chances this evening.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers enter this Western Conference matchup with 23-22 record. Altogether, Los Angeles ranks 2nd in Pacific Division and 8th overall in the conference. Since the Clippers are on a 6 year postseason appearance streak, it’s safe to assume that Los Angeles will make the postseason this year. However, the Clippers will need to finish stronger than they started. At the present time, Los Angeles is hanging on to the 8th seed in the Western Conference. If the Clippers were to lose that seeding, they would fall right out of postseason contention. But considering that Los Angeles is 6-1 in their last 7 matchups, it looks like the team has found their rhythm. But should that be enough to convince NBA sportsbook players to back the home team in this evening’s Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup?
Current estimates have the Clippers pegged as slight favorites over Minnesota, but the difference is slim. Nevertheless, if Los Angeles is still a betting favorite by the time this game kicks off, players should definitely bet against the Clippers. LA is coming off a loss to the Utah Jazz and should be able to be caught off guard by Minnesota. Likewise, the Timberwolves have hit a slump as of late and will be vying for a rebound. All in the all, the Clippers provide the perfect opportunity for Minnesota to do just that.