Clippers Vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 18, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 18, 2021

Paul George leads the Los Angeles Clippers (39-19) into a matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-41) after scoring 37 points in a 106-103 loss to the 76ers. The Timberwolves are 10.5-point underdogs in the matchup on Sunday, April 18, 2021, which tips off at 10:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The over/under is 232 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 18, 2021, 12:05 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 18

Clippers:
Patrick Beverley: Out (Hand),
Serge Ibaka: Out (Back),
Kawhi Leonard: Day To Day (Foot)

Timberwolves:
Jaylen Nowell: Day To Day (Tibia),
Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Clippers (-10.5)
Total Pick Under (232)
Prediction Clippers 121, Timberwolves 104

Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have the Clippers winning by a considerably more robust margin (17.1 points). Take the Clippers.

In this game, the model projects a total (225.7 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (232 points).

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Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 45 26.0 6.6 5.0 1.7 0.4 2.0
Paul George 43 23.6 6.3 5.5 1.2 0.5 3.3
Marcus Morris 45 13.1 4.0 1.1 0.6 0.2 2.5
Serge Ibaka 39 10.9 6.7 1.7 0.2 1.2 1.0
Reggie Jackson 55 10.3 2.9 3.1 0.6 0.1 1.7

Clippers Player Props

  • Kawhi Leonard’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 37.5, 0.1 lower than his season average of 37.6.
  • George’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 36.5, 1.1 greater than his season average of 35.4.
  • George’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots higher than his season average of 3.3.
  • Serge Ibaka’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Karl-Anthony Towns 35 25.0 11.0 4.6 0.7 1.4 2.5
Malik Beasley 37 19.6 4.4 2.4 0.8 0.2 3.5
D’Angelo Russell 26 19.5 2.5 5.1 1.0 0.4 2.9
Anthony Edwards 56 17.9 4.3 2.7 1.1 0.4 2.2
Naz Reid 54 11.1 4.6 1.1 0.6 1.1 0.8

Timberwolves Player Props

  • Karl-Anthony Towns’ points prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 0.5 points greater than his season average of 25.0.
  • Ricky Rubio’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 17.5, 1.0 lower than his season average of 18.5.
  • Malik Beasley’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 4.5, 1.0 shot greater than his season average of 3.5.
  • Towns’ blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 blocks higher than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Clippers make 48.5% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.2 percentage points higher than the Timberwolves have allowed to their opponents (48.3%).
  • Los Angeles has a 24-6 record against the spread and a 27-3 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 48.3% from the field.
  • Minnesota is 15-11-2 against the spread and 11-17 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 48.5% from the field.
  • The Timberwolves’ 44.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.3 percentage points lower than the Clippers have given up to their opponents (46.6%).
  • This season, Minnesota has a 7-7-1 record against the spread and a 6-9 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 46.6% from the field.
  • This season, Los Angeles has an 11-4-1 record against the spread and a 13-3 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 44.3% from the field.
  • The Clippers are knocking down 42% of their three-point shots this season, 2.8% higher than the 39.2% the Timberwolves allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Los Angeles has assembled a 26-12 record against the spread and a 29-9 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 39.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Minnesota has put up a 20-11-2 against the spread while going 14-19 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 42% from downtown.
  • The Timberwolves’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35%) is 0.8 percentage points lower than opponents of the Clippers are averaging (35.8%).
  • Minnesota is 12-11-2 against the spread and 8-17 overall when shooting over 35.8% as a team from three-point range.
  • Los Angeles has a 22-7-1 ATS record and a 23-7 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 35% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Clippers hit 14.4 three-pointers per game this season, 1.6 more makes per game than the Timberwolves give up (12.8).
  • Los Angeles is 30-11 against the spread and 32-9 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while Minnesota is 4-21 ATS and 3-22 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Clippers make the fifth-most three-pointers in the league, while the Timberwolves give up the 15th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Clippers vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
5th 114.8 Points Scored 110.5 21st
6th 108.2 Points Allowed 117.8 28th
24th 44.2 Rebounds 42.9 18th
18th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 10.2 12th
5th 14.4 3pt Made 12.8 14th
18th 24.3 Assists 25.1 13th
4th 12.2 Turnovers 13.7 18th

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