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Los Angeles Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves: AccuScore Preview

AccuScore has the Los Angeles Clippers as slight 57.7 percent favorites to win Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The average score after 10,000 simulations is 109-106, with Minnesota having a 50.6 percent chance of covering the +3.5 spread. While both teams have a fairly equal probability at a close win (4 points or less), the Clippers have nearly three times the chance of the Timberwolves at a big win (10 points or more).

Keep in mind, these simulations were done with a healthy Blake Griffin in the lineup. At the time of publishing, Blake Griffin was listed as a game-time-decision. 

Projected Leaders

Blake Griffin: 22 points (53% FG), 9 rebounds, 3 assists

Chris Paul: 17 points (48% FG), 10 assists, 5 rebounds

Kevin Love: 26 points (42% FG), 14 rebounds, 3 assists

Kevin Martin: 19 points (41% FG), 3 rebounds

What to Watch For

Minnesota is No. 25 in the league in bench production, averaging just 26.8 points per game. In Sunday’s loss against Brooklyn, the Timberwolves bench was outscored for the 50th time in 72 games. Unless Minnesota can match the firepower of the Jamal Crawford-led Clippers bench, Monday’s game will be the 51st time in 73 games in which their bench has been outscored. 

Photo Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

All projection data provided by AccuScore

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Rohit Ghosh

LA Clippers beat writer
Rohit is an L.A.-based sports journalist who contributes to SB Nation's Silver Screen and Roll, AccuScore, and the Taxi Squad Show based out of Utah. He also runs his own sports blog, Metta Chronicles. Follow him on Twitter @RohitGhosh where he discusses AccuScore projection data, a variety of sports-related topics, and even some Jazz music.