Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 4/7/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (53-24) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (45-33) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on NBA. 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 Cavaliers. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Timberwolves vs Lakers

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The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Minnesota’s most recently played the Suns and lost with a final score of 97-87. the Timberwolves not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +4.5 point underdogs. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 184 points ended up below the over/under line of 216.5.

In non-conference games, the Timberwolves have a record of 17-11 and are 36-13 against Western Conference teams. They have gone 2-1 in their last three games and have an overall record of 53-24.

Minnesota arrives with an ATS record of 39-37 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Timberwolves have an ATS record of 21-17, as opposed to a 18-20 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers clinched a 116-97 win over the Cavaliers in their previous game. At the beginning of the second half, the Lakers were leading 65-56.

As they prepare to take on the Timberwolves, the Lakers are looking to keep their above .500 record intact, which is currently at 45-33. When playing away from home, the Lakers have gone 17-21 this season compared to their 28-12 record at home.

So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 37-41. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 17-21 compared to a 20-20 record vs. the spread at home.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

Minnesota has recorded an average of 112.8 points per game (18th) throughout 77 games games.

On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 112.8 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, they are scoring 113.8 points per game, which is 15th in the league. In terms of pace, Minnesota is 20th in the NBA with 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Timberwolves are hitting 48% of their shots, which is 10th in the NBA. Inside the arc, they are converting 54% of their attempts, which is 16th in the league. From beyond the arc, Minnesota is making 12.6 three-pointers per game, which is 15th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.6% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 15th in the league with 26.6 per game. When it comes to offensive rebounds, Minnesota is 27th in the NBA with an average of 9.3 per game.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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The Lakers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117.9 points per game (7th).

The Lakers are one of the top-scoring teams in the NBA this season, averaging 117.9 points per game (7th). At home, they are averaging 119.0 points per game.

Los Angeles has been one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 2nd in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 7th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Lakers are 29th in three-point attempts but are making 37% of their shots from beyond the arc (7th). In terms of pace, they are 2nd in the NBA.

Timberwolves Team Defense

At this time, the Timberwolves’ defense is positioned 1st in the NBA, permitting 105.8 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Timberwolves squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 50.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.2% from downtown.

Lakers Team Defense

At this time, the Lakers’ defense is positioned 23rd in the NBA, permitting 117.2 points per game. Most recently, the Lakers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 97 points to the Cavaliers.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Lakers

In today’s game, our projections have Anthony Edwards leading the Timberwolves with 26 points on 9/20 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 25.9 points per game, along with 5.6 rebounds.

As for Los Angeles, LeBron James is projected to be the primary scorer for the Lakers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.6% and is averaging 25.4 points per contest.

Timberwolves vs Lakers Trends

  • In their last five road games, Minnesota has averaged 109 points per game while allowing 99 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three home games, Los Angeles has averaged 123 points per game while allowing 111. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Timberwolves have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Lakers have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Timberwolves vs Lakers Prediction

Not only do we have the Lakers winning this one by a score of 115-111, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Lakers at -3.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 222.5, and our model projects the Timberwolves and Lakers to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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

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