Clippers vs. Timberwolves NBA Odds and Preview – April 12th, 2022

The Western Conference eighth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers visit the No. 7 Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night in NBA play-in tournament action with the winner taking on No. 2 Memphis in the first round of the playoffs.

The Clippers won the season series 3-1. The teams haven’t met since Jan. 3 when the Timberwolves rolled to a 122-104 win in Los Angeles. Anthony Edwards scored 28 points to lead six players in double figures. Patrick Beverley tied his career high with 12 assists against his former team. The Clippers had just 39 made shots and 21 turnovers in the game. They got dominated in the paint, 64-42. The Clippers went entirely to their bench in the fourth and clawed back within 12 points on consecutive 3-pointers by Xavier Moon and Stanley Johnson. But the Wolves answered with back-to-back 3s from McDaniels and Edwards that kept them ahead by 18 points. Los Angeles had won six straight in the series.

Both teams rested most of their key players on Sunday so disregard those results, although Sunday marked the first 50-point win in Clippers franchise history, setting a new record for margin of victory. They trashed the Thunder 138-88.

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Clippers vs. Timberwolves Game Information

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Everyone should play Tuesday other than Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, who has yet to play this season and almost surely will not even with a deep Los Angeles playoff run. LA guard Reggie Jackson says the team still loves having him around. Jackson said the superstar forward has been working “vigorously” during his rehab, and while it may not indicate that a return is imminent, the example sets a tone for the rest of the team.

Jackson said Kawhi works harder than anybody else he has seen, calling his worth ethic special. “Dude’s a machine. … That’s how he works. It’s maniacal, so it’s been fun to just see him,” Jackson said when asked about having Kawhi around the team more as of late. Unlike earlier in his rehab, Kawhi has been traveling with the team.

Paul George, the Clippers’ best healthy player, returned from injury recently to lead a late L.A. surge. He has played in 108 career playoff games and has been part of 51 postseason wins. The Wolves’ three best players — Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell — have combined to play in 10 playoff games with two wins in their careers. George was healthy and played in all three of those Clippers wins over the Wolves. Russell missed two of those three losses.

This season was a coming-out party for Minnesota, who has turned things around under Chris Finch. This is only their second winning record since 2004, with the last coming during the 2017-18 season. On Monday, the team signed Finch to a multiyear extension.

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The Timberwolves finished seventh in the West after going 46-36 this season, Finch’s second as coach, marking the seventh-best single-season record in franchise history. Finch arrived in Minnesota known for his ability to coach offense and he hasn’t disappointed. The Timberwolves also led the NBA in points per game (115.9) for the first time in franchise history. Finch’s squad also led the NBA in 3-pointers made (1,211) and turnovers forced (1,339).

They also made a large leap on the other end of the floor, moving from the 28th ranked defense to the 13th ranked defense. The Timberwolves are averaging 5.6 blocks per game, tied for third in the NBA and 8.8 steals per game, ranking tied for third. Minnesota leads the league in opponent turnovers per game (16.2). Those turnovers have led to 19.7 points off turnovers per game, leading the NBA in the category.

Clippers vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

  • Clippers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
  • Clippers are 15-6-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Minnesota.
  • Timberwolves are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
  • Timberwolves are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Timberwolves are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up loss.

Clippers vs. Timberwolves Expert Betting Prediction

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