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Lakers vs Timberwolves Betting Matchup Report

Minnesota TimberwolvesLos Angeles Lakers
4-2November 10, 2013, 09:30 | STAPLES Center3-4

The Lakers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at STAPLES Center on Sunday in NBA play.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Lakers currently sport a record of 3-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-3 ATS. The Timberwolves are 4-2 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 4-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 3-3 against the number.

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Lakers sat as 4.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 208.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Lakers) and the No. 10 (Timberwolves) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-88 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 116-108 winner as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kevin Love went off for 32 points and added 15 rebounds leading Minnesota to a 116-108 win over Dallas on Friday at Target Center.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 96-85 result against the Pelicans on November 8. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles got 16 points from Chris Kaman but lost anyway 96-85 against the Pelicans on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 3-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 3 in the league with 10.43 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 7.17 per outing.

Next up:
Minnesota at Los Angeles, Monday, November 11th
Los Angeles at Charlotte, Tuesday, November 12th