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Timberwolves host Lakers in basketball action

Los Angeles LakersMinnesota Timberwolves
Jan 29, 7:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

11-9TEAM RECORD9-10

The Timberwolves will be trying to slam the Lakers on Sunday when the teams tip off at Target Center in NBA betting action.

The Timberwolves bring a 9-10 record (12-7 ATS) to the battle against the 11-9 Lakers, who are 8-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 6-12-1 so far and the Lakers go 8-12.

View LA Lakers vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Lakers are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Timberwolves will win this game 95-94.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 13-ranked offense (95.1 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 7 at 91 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 98.1 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 100-89 loser on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Lakers wasted a 27-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Milwaukee ran past them 100-89 on Saturday at Bradley Center.

Minnesota was an 87-79 winner in its last match at home against the Spurs. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 166 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota earned an 87-79 victory over San Antonio on Friday, getting 18 points from Ricky Rubio at Target Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 1-9
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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 UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of the LA Lakers last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Charlotte, Tuesday, January 31
Minnesota at Houston, Monday, January 30

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