Clippers vs. Timberwolves Predictions For NBA Basketball Odds 1/17/13

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The Los Angeles Clippers and the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to square off in a Thursday night NBA betting affair on January 17th. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Thursday.

NBA Predictions: Los Angeles Clippers @ Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Thursday, January 17th, 8:00 ET
Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles -17
Clippers vs. Timberwolves NBA TV Schedule: TNT

Go back to just four or five years ago. Did you ever think that you’d see a Timberwolves/Clippers game televised on national TV? That’s where we’re at though, and there’s a chance that this could be a playoff preview as well. Minnesota is fighting to stay in the playoff race, though it’s going to be difficult to do so without F Kevin Love in the fold. The Wolves dropped all four games both SU and ATS on this most recent road trip, but the two days off and the fact that they are back at home should energize them again. LA has won five out of six games, the last two of which came without G Chris Paul in the lineup. Keep a close eye on CP3’s status for this game. We don’t think that it’s going to matter, though. Lob City really is due for a letdown after covering by 11 and 30.5 points in its last two games. The oddsmakers are going to look back at those games and place a number that is far too big on the board in this one. Remember that the Timberwolves went to Staples Center and challenged the Clips the first time around, and they outrebounded the men in red 52-35. If that’s the case again in this one, this could be a very close game. Updated 9:00 AM: Keep an eye on who is and isn’t playing in this game for the Timberwolves, as the flu bug has caught the locker room. If most of the players with the flu play, we still really like Minnesota. If not, stay away from this game.

Clippers @ Timberwolves NBA Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves +17
Clippers @ Timberwolves Score Prediction: Timberwolves 101 – Clippers 99

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