Clippers vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 29, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 29, 2020

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.

Clippers vs Timberwolves 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.

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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
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Scoring Trends

  • 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).

Clippers Leaders

  • 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.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • 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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