This Timberwolves ATS Trend Is Unbelievable!

Minnesota has been absolutely horrible in front of their home fans

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Clippers (36-15) at Timberwolves (15-35)

Saturday 2/8/20, 8:05pm EST


TREND: Minnesota is 6-18 ATS at home this season.

STORYLINE: “Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez, both of whom came from the Nuggets in the four-team Robert Covington trade and could see the most playing time among the additions not named D’Angelo Russell, can both play fast and shoot three-pointers. Beasley, a shooting guard, is a career 38.2% shooter from beyond the arc and figures to try about seven per game if given starter’s minutes. Hernangomez, a power forward, could be a good fit next to Towns — as is Omari Spellman, another power forward with range (36.6% from three for his career) who came over with Russell from Golden State. Oh yeah, and Russell: he’s shooting 37.4% on nearly 10 attempts per game from deep this year. Those are welcome offensive numbers for a team that traded away one of its best shooters (Covington) and ranks third in the NBA in three-point attempts per game (39.4) but tied for last in three-point shooting (32.5%).” - Michael Rand, Star Tribune (2/7/20)

QUICK-HITTER: Russell (quad) is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game, but expect some or all of the newcomers (Beasley, Hernangomez, Amari Spellman, Jacob Evans, Jarred Vanderbilt, Evan Turner) to suit up. Since Andrew Wiggins, Robert Covington, Shabazz Napier and Jordan Bell were shipped off, Minnesota’s entire rotation will change, starting with this game. Therefore, there’s some optimism that even with an even-younger core, they’ll be able to put out a better product than the one that’s gone 5-27 straight-up in their last 32 games after a 10-8 start. Click the button below to find out which team our model favors in this game!