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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


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.

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