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Timberwolves vs Lakers Preview

Los Angeles LakersMinnesota Timberwolves
March 1, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

42-19TEAM RECORD14-46

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

The Timberwolves are 14-46 so far on the season, and 26-34 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 42-19 and 29-32 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 27-32-1 and the Lakers go 25-36 on the totals.

View LA Lakers vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Timberwolves in this one, they're listed as 9.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 205 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 1-rated Lakers taking on the No. 19-rated Timberwolves in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 108-96 win for the Lakers on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense (101.7 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 10 at 96 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (47% on average).

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.2 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 90-87 winner on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Lakers grabbed a 90-87 win over the Thunder on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from Pau Gasol at Ford Center.

Minnesota was a 126-123 winner in its last match at home against the Warriors. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 249 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Love went off for 37 points and added 23 rebounds leading Minnesota to a 126-123 win over Golden State on Sunday at Target Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Lakers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Minnesota
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Charlotte, Friday, March 4
Minnesota at Detroit, Wednesday, March 2