The Minnesota Timberwolves are tantalizingly close to ending 12 years of misery with the NBA Finals Betting Odds. Minnesota leads the Northwest Division with a balanced and consistently solid team. The Los Angeles Clippers have caught fire recently and are playing their best basketball of the season. The Clippers have also been one of the more profitable teams on the NBA board this season. The Clippers will host the Wolves on Monday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Date and Time: Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Timberwolves -2 (-110) 221½ (-110)
Clippers +2 (-110) 221½ (-110)
Timberwolves vs. Clippers TV Coverage: NBA TV
The Minnesota Timberwolves last made the playoffs in the 2003-04 season. During this banishment to the NBA Finals Betting Odds wilderness many fans and gamblers ran out of hope and just gave up on the Wolves. Minnesota is 30-18 straight up and 23-23-2 against the spread. The Wolves are 11-11-1 against the number on the road. Minnesota is coming off a 115-109 home payout over Toronto. Karl Anthony Towns had 22 points and 10 rebounds to power the Wolves in the win. Andrew Wiggins added 29 points. The Wolves have come away with the cash in six out of their last eight games. Minnesota has gone under the total in six out of their last 10 games. The Wolves rank sixth in the NBA for scoring offense. Minnesota ranks 11th for scoring defense.
The Clippers are coming off a 125-113 loss at Utah. The defeat snapped a five game straight up win and payout streak. LA went over the total for the eighth time in ten games. The Clippers are 23-22 straight up and 25-19-1 against the spread. LA is 13-10 against the number at Staples Center. The Clippers have gone over the total in 13 out of 23 home games. LA ranks eighth in the NBA for scoring offense. The Clippers rank 21st in the NBA for scoring defense. Lou Williams leads the Clippers with 23.4 points per game. Williams scored 31 points in the loss at Utah. Powerful rebounding Center DeAndre Jordan has missed the last four games due to a bad ankle. Jordan is questionable for this one. When on the hardwood he has dominated with 14.9 boards per game.
Team vs. Team
The Wolves have had the recent sportsbook online advantage in their head to head series with the Clippers. Minnesota has come away with the cash in three out of their last four games against LA. The Clippers and Wolves have gone over the total in their last two meetings. The Wolves have paid out in 14 out of their last 19 games at the Clippers. Minnesota and LA have gone over the total in just one out of their last five games at Staples center.
Matchup to Watch
Both teams have been in good form recently with the NBA Finals Betting Odds. The difference is that Minnesota has better balance than the Clippers. The Clippers defense is a big concern in their ability to consistently cover the number. The injury to Jordan is also of worrisome.
Timberwolves vs. Clippers NBA Games Betting Odds Picks
Minnesota gets the call in this one based on their better defense.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Timberwolves 105, Clippers 98