Los Angeles At Minnesota Lines, Free Pick & TV Info
The race for the Western Conference crown in the NBA is realistically down to 2 teams, and while that may seem a little anti-climactic to some, it’s not altogether unexpected. If you set the title race aside, there are a ton of other intriguing little battles taking place in the West right now. There is a scramble to get into one of the top 4 positions, which would mean home court advantage in the opening round, and there is the usual titanic struggle going on for the final couple of playoff spots. Wednesday night will see a pair of teams that are engaged in those respective fights go head to head. The LA Clippers are currently occupying the #5 seed in the West, and you can bet that they would like to move up before the season is over. Down nearer the bottom, you have the Minnesota Timberwolves on the outside looking in, but still close enough to have a chance to win a playoff spot. A win here is crucial for both teams, as it would certainly help their respective causes. Find the updated NBA betting lines here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Clippers At Timberwolves Lines, Free Pick & TV Info
When: Wednesday, March 8 at 8 PM EST
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
Radio: KLAC and WCCO
Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the LA Clippers
The Clippers are in the unfortunate position of playing in the same division as the Golden State Warriors, which means that the 4th seed is probably the best they can hope for these days. As it stands right now, LA are in the #5 spot, but are only a game and a half back of the Jazz. It has been a season of inconsistency for the Clippers, but back to back wins may well be a sign that they are ready to go on a solid winning run. While these two teams have split their first two meetings of the season, it was the Clippers who got the win the last time they played in Minneapolis. The Los Angeles Clippers are 3 games above .500 on the road, and are 25-10 versus teams with a losing record.
Why bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves are 3 and a half games back of the final playoff spot in the West, and while that is not an insurmountable margin, they are beginning to run out of time to close the gap. This is a team that is showing some signs of life, though, as they have won 4 of their last 6 games. They will be coming into this one well rested, as they got a surprising day off after their game versus Portland was postponed due to a slippery court surface. Despite playing better ball of late, the Timberwolves still have to find a way to overcome a losing record at home, as well as going just 9-20 versus teams with a winning record.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You never really know what you are going to get from this Clippers team, although what I think we will get here is a win, albeit a close one.
LA Clippers 102 Minnesota Timberwolves 101