Game: NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves v LA Lakers Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Timberwolves vs Lakers Picks & Timberwolves vs Lakers Predictions
Date: Thursday, Jan 24, 2019
Start time: 10:30 PM EST, Staples Center
TV Channel: TNT
Best Los Angeles Lakers Lines: +1½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 228½: – XBET
In a game from NBA, we will see Minnesota Timberwolves at LA Lakers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are rolling at the moment. The team has won 6 of its last 9 games and they are doing a pretty decent job offensively, averaging 111.8 points per game on 44.9% shooting from the floor. They are, however, struggling on defense as they are allowing 111.6 points per game on 46.2% shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.5 points and 12.3 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.9 points and 4.8 assists.
The Los Angeles Lakers have won just 4 of their last 8 games but they are playing better and better without their star player LeBron James. The young guys are doing a very effective job offensively and they can outscore anybody on their night. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 19.3 points and six rebounds while Brandon Ingram also averages double digits in scoring. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting.
The Lakers have certainly shown some progress in recent weeks and given the fact that Minnesota is not playing very well away from home, I see great value in picking the home side to win this affair. Not only that, the home side has won 8 of the last 10 meetings between these two sides.