The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-1) are 8.5-point underdogs against the Los Angeles Clippers (2-1) at Staples Center on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The game starts at 10:00 PM ET on PRIME.
The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of December 29, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.
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Injury Report as of December 29
Clippers: Marcus Morris Sr.: Out (Knee), Kawhi Leonard: Day To Day (Mouth)
Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Left wrist), Jaylen Nowell: Out (Left Calf), Josh Okogie: Day To Day (Cramping)
Clippers and Timberwolves Records ATS
- Los Angeles compiled a 47-38 record against the spread last season.
- When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Clippers were 15-16 against the spread in 2019-20.
- In 44.7% of its games last season (38/85), Los Angeles and its opponents outscored the set over/under.
- Minnesota generally came up short ATS last season, with a 23-40-1 record.
- When playing as at least an 8.5-point underdog last season, the Timberwolves tended to failed to meet expectations with only a 0-2 record against the spread.
- Minnesota and its opponents often covered the over/under last season, doing so in 54.7% (35) of its 64 games played.
Head to Head
The Timberwolves got a team-high 24 points from Jordan McLaughlin on the way to a 142-115 win against Kawhi Leonard (29 points) and the Clippers in their last matchup on Saturday. The Clippers were 10-point favorites in the game, but the Timberwolves covered the spread in the loss. The teams put up a total of 257 total points to cover the 233.5-point over/under.
|Date||Favorite||Home Team||Spread||Total||Favorite Moneyline||Underdog Moneyline||Game Type||Result|
|2/8/2020||Clippers||Timberwolves||-10||233.5||-576||428||Regular Season||142-115 MIN*|
|2/1/2020||Clippers||Clippers||-10.5||231.5||-592||437||Regular Season||118-106 LAC|
|12/13/2019||Clippers||Timberwolves||-4.5||228.5||-200||167||Regular Season||124-117 LAC*|
|3/26/2019||–||Timberwolves||–||–||–||–||Regular Season||122-111 LAC|
|2/11/2019||–||Timberwolves||–||–||–||–||Regular Season||130-120 MIN|
|11/5/2018||–||Clippers||–||–||–||–||Regular Season||120-109 LAC|
|3/20/2018||–||Timberwolves||–||–||–||–||Regular Season||123-109 MIN|
|1/22/2018||–||Clippers||–||–||–||–||Regular Season||126-118 MIN|
|12/6/2017||–||Clippers||–||–||–||–||Regular Season||113-107 MIN|
|12/3/2017||–||Timberwolves||–||–||–||–||Regular Season||112-106 MIN|
- 2/8/2020 DNP – Clippers: Marcus Morris;
Timberwolves: D’Angelo Russell
- 12/13/2019 DNP – Clippers: Lou Williams
- Last season, the Clippers were at the fourth spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (116 PPG), while the Timberwolves allowed the 28th-fewest points per game (117.5) in the league.
- The Clippers out-scored their opponents by a total of 519 points last season (6.1 points per game on average), and opponents of the Timberwolves out-scored them by 275 more points on the year (4.3 per game).
- Leonard put up 27.1 points per game last season.
- Serge Ibaka grabbed 8.2 rebounds per game and Lou Williams averaged 5.6 assists per game .
- Leonard swiped 1.8 steals per game. Ivica Zubac collected 0.9 blocks a contest.
- Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 26.5 points per game last season and pulled down 10.8 rebounds a contest.
- Ricky Rubio notched 8.8 assists per game.
- Rubio collected 1.4 per game. Towns averaged 1.2 blocks an outing.
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