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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Minnesota Timberwolves (40-30) are favored (by 8 points) to build on a four-game home winning streak when they host the Los Angeles Lakers (29-39) on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is 237.

Timberwolves vs. Lakers Predictions

Timberwolves vs. Lakers Betting Odds

Timberwolves vs Lakers Betting Information
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Timberwolves -8 237 points

Timberwolves vs. Lakers Last 10 Games

  • Minnesota has a 8-2 record straight-up in its past 10 matchups, while covering the spread eight times in those games.
  • Minnesota’s past 10 contests saw six hit the over.
  • The last 10 Timberwolves games averaged 231.3 total points, 5.7 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • The Timberwolves’ per-game scoring average across their past 10 games is 10.8 points higher than their season-long average.
  • Los Angeles is 2-8-0 against the spread in its last 10 games, and has a 2-8 straight-up record in those matchups.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have combined to hit the over in five of the past 10 games.
  • The Lakers’ last 10 games have ended with an average of 227.2 points scored. That’s 9.8 fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
  • In the past 10 games, the Lakers are scoring 111.2 points per game compared to their 111.0 season average.

Timberwolves vs. Lakers Betting Trends

  • Minnesota has gone 39-30-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Timberwolves are 5-3 ATS when playing as at least 8-point favorites.
  • This season, 42 of Minnesota’s games have gone over the point total.
  • The Timberwolves make 45.4% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.9 percentage points lower than the Lakers have allowed to their opponents (46.3%).
  • Minnesota has a 24-3 record against the spread and a 24-3 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 46.3% from the field.
  • Los Angeles has covered the spread 29 times in 68 games with a set spread.
  • In games they have played as 8-point underdogs or more, the Lakers have a perfect ATS record of 2-0.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total 38 times this year.
  • The Lakers have shot at a 46.5% clip from the field this season, 1.1 percentage points higher than the 45.4% shooting opponents of the Timberwolves have averaged.
  • Los Angeles has compiled a 22-21 record against the spread and a 24-19 straight up record in games it shoots above 45.4% from the field.

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Timberwolves vs. Lakers Over/Under Trends

  • This season, 25 of Minnesota’s 70 games have gone over Wednesday’s total of 237 points.
  • This season, 23 of Los Angeles’ games have finished with a combined score higher than 237 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 226.1 points per game, 10.9 points fewer than the total of 237 for this contest.
  • These two teams give up a combined 225.6 points per game, 11.4 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Timberwolves games is 11.8 points fewer than the over/under of 237 points in this matchup.
  • Lakers games have an over/under of 222.7 points this season, 14.3 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Timberwolves Team Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 24.8 PTS, 9.9 REB, 1.2 BLK, 52.9 FG%, 40.8 3PT% (129-for-316)
  • Anthony Edwards: 21.0 PTS, 1.5 STL, 43.2 FG%, 34.7 3PT% (175-for-505)
  • D’Angelo Russell: 18.8 PTS, 7.1 AST, 41.7 FG%, 35.0 3PT% (159-for-454)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt: 6.9 PTS, 8.7 REB, 1.4 STL, 58.7 FG%, 16.7 3PT% (2-for-12)
  • Malik Beasley: 12.4 PTS, 39.1 FG%, 37.5 3PT% (215-for-573)

Lakers Team Leaders

  • LeBron James: 29.7 PTS, 8.2 REB, 6.2 AST, 1.4 STL, 1.1 BLK, 52.3 FG%, 36.2 3PT% (144-for-398)
  • Russell Westbrook: 18.0 PTS, 7.5 REB, 7.1 AST, 43.3 FG%, 27.7 3PT% (61-for-220)
  • Malik Monk: 12.9 PTS, 46.5 FG%, 39.8 3PT% (139-for-349)
  • Carmelo Anthony: 13.7 PTS, 44.4 FG%, 39.1 3PT% (138-for-353)
  • Talen Horton-Tucker: 9.7 PTS, 41.6 FG%, 27.6 3PT% (42-for-152)

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