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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Timberwolves vs. Clippers on Tuesday

The Clippers should cover the spread against the Timberwolves on Tuesday with or without Kawhi Leonard.

Paul George of the LA Clippers plays against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers are set to face off on Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET and both teams could be without their best players. Karl-Anthony Towns will miss several weeks with a wrist injury and Kawhi Leonard’s status is up in the air because of a mouth laceration he suffered last week. Leonard’s availability could drastically affect betting on the spread in this game. Let’s go over the ideal way to go about things and an ideal prop bet on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:00 p.m. ET

ATS Pick: Clippers -10.5

Los Angeles is looking to recover from an embarrassing 124-73 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Clippers couldn’t get anything going offensively or stop the opposition without their star. I like them to cover the spread with or without Leonard here though, as the Timberwolves don’t have a player close to Luka Doncic’s level.

Minnesota lost to the Los Angeles Lakers by 36 in its first game without KAT and will have to deal with some major mismatches on defense because of injuries. Josh Okokie is the Timberwolves’ scrappiest wing defender but has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. That means Jarrett Culver or Malik Beasley will likely be tasked with Paul George. Serge Ibaka is no Anthony Davis but he and Ivica Zubac are more than capable of taking it a frontcourt rotation consisting of Juancho Hernangomez, Naz Reid, and Jake Layman.

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