Timberwolves vs Lakers: Wolves Roll at Home Again

The Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night at the Target Center with tipoff set for 8:00 PM ET. Both teams are coming off wins and are looking to improve on their playoff seeding. The Lakers routed the Hornets 133-112 on Thursday. Both LeBron James (knee) and Anthony Davis (ankle) should be fully available tonight even though both are listed as questionable. Minnesota is coming off a 118-110 victory over the Mavericks. Their 23-7 record is the best in the Western Conference. They are led by Anthony Edwards who poured in 44 points versus Dallas and is averaging a career-best 25.9 points per game. On the opposite end of the court, Minnesota must try to find a way to slow the Lakers’ talented veterans. James is averaging 25.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists. Davis is averaging 24.9 points while pulling down 12.3 rebounds per game.

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Timberwolves vs Lakers Betting Odds

  Wolves Lakers
Spread -5 +5
Moneyline -198 +164
Over/Under 225  

*Lines accurate at the time of publication


Timberwolves vs Lakers Best Bets


Timberwolves -5 (-108 DraftKings)

As one of the best teams in the league so far this year, Minnesota has had numerous games where they did not play well and still found a way to win. While the Lakers bring a veteran squad into the “Land of Ten-Thousand Lakes”, the Timberwolves are clearly the more talented team. With Rudy Gobert on the inside to counter Anthony Davis, any presence for the Lakers in the paint should be neutralized. The Lakers are also 2-4 ATS in their last six road games. At home, Minnesota is 6-4-2 ATS this year and has won five straight games by four points or more.

Risk: 1.08 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. 


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Timberwolves vs Lakers over 225 Points (-110 FanDuel)

Both teams are among the best scoring quads in the league. Minnesota’s totals have gone over in four of their last six, and they have scored at least 118 points in two of their last four. The Lakers have gone over in five consecutive games, mostly due in part to their struggling defense as they have allowed at least 120 points in three of their last five games.

Risk: 1.1 Units on FanDuel to win 1 unit. (Playable to 227)


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