Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 3/10/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (44-20) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (35-30) on Sunday, March 10th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Timberwolves are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bucks. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Timberwolves conveyed a message to the Cavaliers with a score of 113-104. The Timberwolves turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 54-50.

Coming into today, the Timberwolves have a 44-20 overall record and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In their 64 games, they are 30-10 against Western Conference teams and have gone 14-10 in non-conference games.

Minnesota comes in with an overall ATS record of 31-32 so far this season. This season, Minnesota has a 23-27 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 8-5 when playing as underdogs.

The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers’ most recent matchup against the Bucks saw D’Angelo Russell lead the Lakers with 44 points while shooting 17/25 from the field. As the Lakers secured the victory with a final score of 123-122, Anthony Davis also chipped in with 22 points.

With a 35-30 record, the Lakers are above .500 as they prepare to face the Timberwolves. In the Western Conference, they are in 9th place and are 4th in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-36 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Los Angeles is 13-20 vs. the spread while going 16-16 as the underdog.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

The Timberwolves come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 113.2 points per game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Timberwolves are averaging 113.2 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. However, they have been better on the road, scoring 114.6 points per game compared to 111.7 at home.

Minnesota’s offense has been efficient overall, shooting 48% from the field (9th). They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 38% of their attempts (3rd).

When it comes to pace, the Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA, averaging 97.4 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 18th with 26.3 per contest.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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The Los Angeles offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 10th ranked offense at 117.2 points per game.

At home, the Lakers are averaging 118.2 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, they are 10th in the league with an average of 117.2 points per game. So far, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 49.2% of their games.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are 4th in the NBA at 100.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Lakers are 3rd in the league at 49%. However, they are just 26th in three-pointers made per game, averaging 11.6 per contest.

So far, the Lakers have been one of the best teams at getting to the free-throw line, averaging 23.8 attempts per game (6th). In terms of assists, the Lakers are 7th in the NBA with 28.5 per game.

Timberwolves Team Defense

In the current season, the Timberwolves defense has excelled, sitting 1st in the NBA by allowing 106.6 points per game. Minnesota’s defense is currently forcing 13.8 turnovers per game, which is 22nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 6th in blocked shots, with an average of 6 rejections per game.

Lakers Team Defense

At present, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 21st, allowing 117.7 points per game. The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Lakers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Anthony Edwards is set to be the main scorer for the Timberwolves, recording 26 points and shooting 9/20 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 26.3 points per game, along with 5.2 rebounds.

On the other side, LeBron James is our projected leading scorer for the Lakers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 25 and grabbing 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 52.8% and is averaging 25.3 points per contest.

Timberwolves vs Lakers Trends

  • In their last three road games, Minnesota has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 105. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 121 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 4-6 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 7-3 straight up.

Timberwolves vs Lakers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Lakers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 117-115. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -1.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 223 and given that our model is projecting 232 points between the teams, we like the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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