Taking this idea from the T-Wolves blog. They run a poll each game asking the users to pick against the spread, and have a surprisingly good record this season. Thought this could be the beginning of a fun tradition.
Depending on where you get the spread, it's either -5 or -5.5. I'll go ahead and set the trend and require we use bodog's spread, whcih is -5. You can see the lines from various outlets here: http://www.docsports.com/nba-odds.html
So, will the Clippers cover a 5 point spread or will the T-Wolves keep this close enough / win outright?
Massey -- computer system that used to be a part of the BCS back when it could consider strength and margin of victory -- has their computer prediction here: http://masseyratings.com/game.php?gid=297229750