Timberwolves vs. Clippers pick: NBA Play-in tournament live stream, time, watch playoffs online, date, odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves will face the Los Angeles Clippers in Tuesday’s Western Conference No. 7 vs. No. 8 tournament game. A win for either team will secure the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference playoffs, while a loss means another game to fight for the final playoff spot. It should be an entertaining game as both teams have been good surprises this season.
The Timberwolves are trying to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2018, while the Clippers are trying to sneak into the playoffs as an under-the-radar threat. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Timberwolves-Clippers showdown.
(7) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. (8) Los Angeles Clippers
- When: Tuesday April 12 | 9:30 p.m. ET
- Or: Target Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: DTT | Direct: DTT
- Odds: MIN-150; LAC +130; O/U 230.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
timber wolves: Under new head coach Chris Finch, who just signed a contract extension, Minnesota has completely overhauled its style of play. Karl-Anthony Towns is a more versatile scoring threat, second-year guard Anthony Edwards s It improved dramatically at both ends of the field and the Timberwolves were one of the strongest offensive attacks all season. Minnesota’s offense has the ability to get teams off the ground, and if it works Tuesday night, Wolves could win. But the team they face won’t leave easily.
Mowers: LA isn’t used to being this low in the West standings, and frankly, few expected this team to be this impressive with Kawhi Leonard sidelined all season due to from a tear in the ACL. There was also Paul George’s elbow injury that forced him to miss nearly four months, and yet the Clippers still managed to find a way to be one win away from a playoff berth. Between George looking like his typical all-star since returning from injury, the emergence of Terance Mann and the contributions of Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris, LA is in a great position to win this game despite not being favored. If that happens, it will be because of the Clippers’ eighth defense, which smothers Minnesota’s powerful offense.
This game should be fun, and with George back for the Clippers, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this team pick up the win. But the Timberwolves have really turned a corner since the All-Star break, and I expect Towns to have a big night against Ivica Zubac and Isaiah Hartenstein. Pick: Timber Wolves -3