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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 120-109 winner at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (229) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 96-92 winner as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Minnesota:
Team record: 13-13 SU, 14-12 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 9 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

Los Angeles:
Team record: 12-13 SU, 15-10 ATS

LA Lakers are 22-1 SU in their last 23 games when playing Minnesota
LA Lakers are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Next up:
Minnesota at LA Clippers, Sunday, December 22
LA Lakers at Golden State, Saturday, December 21