NBA Picks Timberwolves vs. Clippers -5.5

Sunday, December 22, 2013 4:42 PM UTC

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 4:42 PM UTC

The Clippers host the Timberwolves at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California with the opening tip coming at 9:35 PM ET. Let's see what value the NBA odds hold for us in this match-up.
<p>According to <a target="_blank" title="Live NBA odds for every game" href="/betting-odds/nba-basketball/">NBA betting odds</a> the Clippers are a 5.5 point home favorite and the posted total is 209.0. These two clubs have seen their last 6 meetings in Los Angeles all go over the total. The road team has covered 20 of the last 27-games between these teams. The Clippers have won their last 7-games versus the Timberwolves. The Clippers enter today atop the Pacific Division, and 2.0-games ahead of 2<sup>nd</sup> place Phoenix. Minnesota is 4<sup>th</sup> in the 5-team Northwest Division, and tied for 10<sup>th</sup> overall in the Western Conference.</p> <p><b>Reeling on the Road</b></p> <p><img style="font-size:1em" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks-pictures/klovedribble.jpg" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" alt="Image preview" id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" />Minnesota enters tonight having lost 9 of their last 12 road games. They’re coming off a disappointing performance in a <a target="_blank" title="Read our preview and picks for this game" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-timberwolves-vs-lakers-go-over-a-35982/">104-91 road loss versus the Lakers</a> on Friday night. On a positive note Kevin Love has been red-hot for the Timberwolves. Love has averaged 30.6 points, 13-rebounds, and shot 47.6% from the field over the last 5-games.</p> <p><b>Inside the Minnesota Numbers</b></p> <ul> <li>Minnesota has gone over the total in 19 of their 28 road games the last 2 seasons following 1 or more games that they went under the total.</li> <li>Minnesota has gone under the total in 26 of their 39 road games the last 2 seasons following a loss.</li> <li>Minnesota has gone under the total in 27 of their 42-games the last 2 seasons when the total is 200.0 or more.</li> <li>Minnesota has gone 20-7 ATS in their last 27-games following a straight up loss.</li> <li>Minnesota is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games versus an opponent with a winning home record.</li> <li>Minnesota has gone over the total in 7 of their last 8-games following a loss by 10-points or more.</li> </ul> <p style="text-align:center"><em><a target="_blank" title="NBA Picks: Sunday Picks of the Day " href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-sunday-picks-the-day-a-36027/">NBA Picks: Sunday Picks of the Day</a></em></p> <p><b>Heating Up from Long Distance</b></p> <p><img style="font-size:1em" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks-pictures/bgriff.jpg" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" alt="Image preview" id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" />The Clippers are shooting just 33.7% from beyond the 3-point line this season which is just 21<sup>st</sup> best in the NBA. However, <a target="_blank" title="Read our predictions from last night's game with the Nuggets" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-bet-over-nuggets-vs-clippers-a-36012/">in their last 4-games</a> they’ve converted on a robust 41.5% of their long range bombs, while averaging 112.0 points per contest in the process. Since the beginning of last season the Clippers are 21-2 when they make 11 or more three-point shots in a game, including a perfect 8-0 so far this year.</p> <p><b>Inside the Clippers Numbers</b></p> <ul> <li>The Clippers have gone over the total in 12 of their 13-games the last 2 seasons versus opponents that average 53 rebounds or more per game.</li> <li>The Clippers have gone over the total in 13 of their 17 home games the last 2 seasons versus opponents with a +3.0 or better point per game differential.</li> <li>The Clippers have gone under the total in all 7-games this season versus opponents that average 14 turnovers or less per game.</li> <li>The Clippers are 19-8 ATS the last 2 seasons during the month of December.</li> <li>The Clippers are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.</li> <li>The Clippers have gone over the total in 20 of their last 28 home games.</li> <li>The Clippers have gone over the total in 21 of their last 30 following a game in which they scored 100-points or more.</li> </ul> <p><b>NBA Betting System</b></p> <p>Any home team which has beaten <a target="_blank" title="Read our sportsbook reviews before placing your bets" href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/">the spread set by sportsbooks</a> by a combined 42-points or more over their last 5-games, and they have a winning percentage of .600 to .750, versus an opponent with a winning percentage of .400 to .490, has gone 36-13 ATS (73.5%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season. We'll count on the Clippers to put up the points and add them to <a target="_blank" title="Free NBA picks always available from SBR" href="/nba-basketball/">our NBA picks.</a></p> <p><b><i>Free Pick</i></b><b>: Clippers -5.5 over the Timberwolves</b></p> <p><b>[gameodds]5/250924/?r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]<br /></b></p>
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