Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 16

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 16, 2022, 4:03 PM
  • The Timberwolves (32-28) are -9.5 favorites vs. the Lakers (27-31)
  • Total (Over/Under): 241.5 points
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSN & SportsNet LA

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EDT in Minneapolis.

The Timberwolves are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -9.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Lakers are 28-38 against the spread, while the Timberwolves are 37-30 against the spread.

The Lakers vs Timberwolves Over/Under is 241.5 total points for the game.


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Lakers vs. Timberwolves Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Los Angeles Lakers+9.5 -110O 241.5 -110360
Minnesota Timberwolves -9.5 -110U 241.5 -110-500

Against the spread this NBA season, the Lakers have gone:

  • 28-38 against the Spread (-13.75 Units / -18.67% ROI)
  • 29-38 against the Moneyline (-24.1 Units / -19.55% ROI)
  • 38-29 against the Over for game total points (+6.05 Units / 8.2% ROI)
  • 29-38 against the Under for game total points (-12.8 Units / -17.38% ROI)
  • Away - Positive ATS Trends
  • Away - Negative ATS Trends

Against the spread this NBA season, the Timberwolves have gone:

  • 37-30 against the Spread (+4 Units / 5.27% ROI)
  • 39-30 against the Moneyline (+3.9 Units / 2.7% ROI)
  • 41-28 against the Over for game total points (+10.2 Units / 13.44% ROI)
  • 28-41 against the Under for game total points (-17.1 Units / -22.53% ROI)
  • Home - Positive ATS Trends
  • Home - Negative ATS Trends

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Los Angeles Lakers: Keys to the Game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Lakers were 13-8 (.619) when allowing 15 or more second chance points last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .450

The Lakers are 36-16 (.692) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

The Lakers were 19-8 (.704) when they win the turnover margin last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .552

Minnesota Timberwolves: Keys to the Game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers

The Timberwolves were 5-22 (.185) when their opponent attempts 25 or more free throws last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .456

The Timberwolves were 8-21 (.276) when they lose the turnover margin last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .446

The Timberwolves were 10-44 (.185) when allowing 110 or more points last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Timberwolves are 1-27 (.036) when allowing an eFG of 60% or better since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .132

Injury Report: Timberwolves vs. Lakers - Wednesday's Game, Mar. 16

  • Jaden McDaniels (Timberwolves): The Timberwolves announced F Jaden McDaniels has a sprained left ankle and will be reassesed in two weeks.
  • Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves): Edwards is listed as PROBABLE for Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game.
  • Patrick Beverley (Timberwolves): Beverley is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game.
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (Timberwolves): Vanderbilt is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game.
  • Jordan McLaughlin (Timberwolves): McLaughlin is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game.
  • Naz Reid (Timberwolves): Reid is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game.
  • Anthony Davis (Lakers): The Lakers announced Anthony Davis has a mid-foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.
  • LeBron James (Lakers): James is questionable for Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game against Minnesota.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Lakers): Horton-Tucker is probable for Wednesday's (Mar. 16) game against Minnesota.
  • Kendrick Nunn (Lakers): Nunn suffered a setback as he tried to ramp-up activity on his knee, according to Matt Peralta of Lakersnation.com. There is no timetable for his return.

Los Angeles Lakers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Lakers averaged 0.51 points per possession (7,887 points/16,015 possessions) last season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.54

The Lakers averaged 14.7 turnovers per game (1,060 turnovers/72 games) last season — 2nd highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Lakers have averaged 111.3 points per game (5,009 points/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 107.8

The Lakers shot 74% from the free throw line (1,241/1,679) last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 78%

Minnesota Timberwolves Offensive Stats & Trends

The Timberwolves have averaged 0.50 points per possession (6,294 points/13,177 possessions) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.53

The Timberwolves have averaged 12.4 offensive rebounds per game (560 rebounds/45 games) this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Timberwolves have made 14.3 three-pointers per game this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Timberwolves have averaged 11.3 offensive rebounds per game (1,317 rebounds/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Los Angeles Lakers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Lakers have 364 steals this season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.7 blocks per game (255 blocks/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Lakers have blocked 641 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.5 blocks per game (641 blocks/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

Minnesota Timberwolves Defensive Stats & Trends

The Timberwolves have averaged 32.9 defensive rebounds per game (1,481 rebounds/45 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Timberwolves averaged 33.0 defensive rebounds per game (2,376 rebounds/72 games) last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Timberwolves have blocked 260 shots this season — 3rd most among NBA teams

The Timberwolves have 394 steals this season — 4th most among NBA teams


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