Clippers vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 10, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 10, 2021 - Last Updated on February 13, 2021

Malik Beasley leads the Minnesota Timberwolves (6-18) into a matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers (17-8) after scoring 30 points in a 127-122 loss to the Mavericks. The Clippers are 8.5-point favorites in the matchup on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, which tips off at 8:00 PM ET on PRIME. The matchup has a point total of 227.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 10, 2021, 7:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 10

Clippers:
Patrick Beverley: Day To Day (Knee),
Paul George: Out (Foot)

Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jarrett Culver: Day To Day (Left Ankle),
D’Angelo Russell: Day To Day (Leg)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Clippers (-8.5)
Total Pick Under (227.5)
Prediction Clippers 117, Timberwolves 106

The DraftKings line for this game has the Clippers favored by 8.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (11.3 points).

In this matchup, the model projects a total (222.8 points) a little lower than the DraftKings over/under (227.5 points).

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Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 21 26.0 5.8 5.1 1.8 0.6 1.8
Paul George 20 24.4 6.2 5.5 1.2 0.5 3.8
Serge Ibaka 24 11.8 6.8 1.7 0.2 1.3 1.1
Marcus Morris 16 11.5 3.6 0.8 0.6 0.2 2.1
Lou Williams 23 10.3 2.2 3.3 0.8 0.1 1.0

Clippers Player Props

  • Kawhi Leonard’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 41.5, 4.6 higher than his season average of 36.9.
  • Paul George’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 32.5, 3.5 lower than his season average of 36.0.
  • George’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.3 shots lower than his season average of 3.8.
  • Leonard’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals lower than his season average of 1.8.

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Malik Beasley 24 20.5 5.2 2.5 0.8 0.2 3.1
D’Angelo Russell 20 19.3 2.6 5.1 1.1 0.5 3.0
Anthony Edwards 24 14.0 3.3 2.2 0.8 0.3 1.8
Naz Reid 22 12.6 5.1 1.2 0.7 1.3 1.1
Jaylen Nowell 10 11.5 2.0 0.8 0.4 0.2 1.4

Timberwolves Player Props

  • Beasley’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 23.5, 4.7 less than his season average of 28.2.
  • Ricky Rubio’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 21.5, 6.0 greater than his season average of 15.5.
  • Beasley’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.6 shots lower than his season average of 3.1.
  • Rubio’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Clippers make 48% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.4 percentage points higher than the Timberwolves have allowed to their opponents (47.6%).
  • In games Los Angeles shoots better than 47.6% from the field, it is 11-4 against the spread and 12-3 overall.
  • Minnesota has a 6-4-2 record against the spread and a 4-8 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 48% of their shots from the field.
  • The Timberwolves have shot at a 43.9% clip from the field this season, 2.7 percentage points less than the 46.6% shooting opponents of the Clippers have averaged.
  • This season, Minnesota has a 0-3-1 record against the spread and a 0-4 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 46.6% from the field.
  • This season, Los Angeles has a 4-0 record against the spread and a 4-0 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 43.9% from the field.
  • The Clippers shoot 41.9% from beyond the arc, 4.6% higher than the 37.3% the Timberwolves allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles is 10-7 against the spread and 12-5 overall when it shoots better than 37.3% from distance.
  • Minnesota has put up a 10-4-2 against the spread while going 6-10 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 41.9% from deep.
  • The Timberwolves shoot 34.7% from beyond the arc this season. That’s 1.5 percentage points lower than the Clippers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.2%).
  • Minnesota has a 5-2-2 ATS record and is 3-6 straight-up when the team makes more than 36.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has a 10-3 ATS record and an 11-2 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 34.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Clippers make 14.7 three-pointers per game this season, 2.6 more made shots on average than the 12.1 per game the Timberwolves allow.
  • When Los Angeles makes more threes than its opponents, it is 13-4 against the spread and 16-1 overall. When Minnesota is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 0-8 ATS and 0-8 straight up.
  • The Clippers are the fifth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Timberwolves allow the fifth-fewest makes from deep.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
4th 114.8 Points Scored 107.5 26th
5th 107.8 Points Allowed 115.5 26th
26th 44.1 Rebounds 43.5 22nd
20th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 10.9 10th
5th 14.7 3pt Made 12.1 21st
17th 24.3 Assists 24.1 19th
4th 12.4 Turnovers 13.6 15th

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