Los Angeles favored by 5 against Minnesota on Wednesday
Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Los Angeles when they hit take on the Timberwolves on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.
The Timberwolves sport records of 25-44 and 32-36-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 36-35 and 29-42 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 32-36-1 for the Timberwolves and 37-33-1 for the Lakers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Lakers odds would favor the Lakers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Lakers sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 100-96 win for the Lakers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 12-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 28 in the league with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.2 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.
The Lakers were a 109-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles got 36 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 109-103 loss at the hands of Los Angeles on Monday at Oracle Arena.
The Timberwolves were a 105-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves blew out Detroit on Tuesday, running up the score in a 105-82 win at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 0-10
A few Lakers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Minnesota
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
LA Lakers at Milwaukee, Thursday, March 28
Minnesota home to Oklahoma City, Friday, March 29