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Clippers vs Timberwolves Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Minnesota Could Make Playoffs for Second Time since 2004.

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The No. 7 and No. 8 seed will be battling it out in this play-in tournament game for the right to move into the playoffs.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been far better than what anybody could have imagined at the beginning of the season. They finished just two games behind the No. 6 Denver Nuggets and look very strong right.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers were able to get back Paul George recently and it spurred a five-game winning streak to end the season.

Los Angeles is definitely a lot better than its record suggests, but Minnesota has a new swagger about them. Can the Clippers cash on the NBA odds and make a playoff push or will the Timberwolves turn them away?

Let’s check the latest NBA picks, stats, injury reports, and NBA odds for Clippers vs Timberwolves. We’ve plenty of NBA predictions.

Clippers Rely On George

The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t had Kawhi Leonard for the entire season and were without George as well, but they did get the latter back late in the season. Naturally, he’s the go-to option on offense.

George has only played in 31 games but when he is out there, the Clippers are a different team. He averaged 22.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists since he returned from his injury at the end of March.

He also shot a blistering 52.5 percent from behind the arc in that same span. There is no doubt that the Wolves will try and throw everything they have at George since shutting him down is the key.

Not the Same Old Timberwolves

Sadly, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t found themselves on the end of a successful season in a while. In fact, if you bet online, you probably noted that this is just their second winning record in 17 long seasons.

A lot of this success comes from the All-Star presence of Karl Anthony-Towns in the paint. The center has averaged 24.6 points and 9.8 rebounds.

They also have a rising star in 20-year-old Anthony Edwards, who continues to grow as he’s taken a big step forward this season, even dropping 49 points a couple games ago.

Outside of these two, the swagger comes from hard-nosed defensive players like Patrick Beverley. He’s brought character, confidence and leadership that they’ve sorely lacked.

They had a great regular season, exceeding all expectations. The next step in their progression is to get a taste of postseason success.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Head-to-Head

The Clippers dominated the season series against the Timberwolves, winning three out of their four matchups. All three of Los Angeles’s victories came back in November, though.

They haven’t played since January.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Game Information

  • Game: Clippers (42-40) vs Timberwolves (46-36)
  • Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, April 12th, 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Clippers vs Timberwolves Live stream: NBA Game Pass

Clippers vs Timberwolves Betting Lines

Clippers vs Timberwolves Prediction

The Clippers do feel like they are a great value bet as the three-point underdogs in the sportsbook. While these two squads haven’t played against one another in a few months, both of them are completely different from where they were then.

The Clippers getting George back into the lineup is a massive change. They’ve won five in a row heading into the playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Wolves kind of tapered off down the stretch, losing six of their final 10 games. That’s a notable change as they had won 24 of 34 before that. Go with the Clippers with your NBA picks.

  • Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +3

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