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(11-23) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (22-14)
Date: Monday, January 1
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
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NBA Betting Total: OFF (As of 1:45pm ET Sunday)
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Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are in Houston for a game on Sunday. Then, it’s off to Minnesota with a New Year back-to-back.
Lonzo Ball is back in LA. He’ll be evaluated sometime this week to see if he is close to returning to the court when his team is back in town.
Julius Randle’s minutes had been slipping before he played 29 in the last game against the Clippers (which resulted in the Lakers’ third loss this season to their tenants). He scored 18 points on 50 percent from the field in the loss. He has one year remaining on his rookie salary that is paying him just over $4 million this year.
Things aren’t going well for the Lakers of late. The last two weeks have been hard and the next week is likely to be just as, if not more. But there’s still a lot of basketball to be played and lessons to be learned. The Lakers ought not to throw in the towel in January because they aren’t close to the finish line yet.
Minnesota lost its five-game winning streak on Thursday with a loss in Milwaukee. Towns, Wiggins and Butler all had at least 20 points for Minnesota.
The T’Wolves are in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon and very well may spent their New Year’s Eve traveling back home for this game, again at 4 pm.
The Timberwolves might get lucky and not have to face Victor Oladipo tonight, as he is doubtful. He played the first time those two teams got together and led Indiana to a route in Minnesota. Sunday evening is a revenge spot for Minnesota, which makes it just a little more plausible that the Wolves could be sleepy for this game on Monday, New Year’s Day.
Jimmy Butler has taken control of this team, though. He averaged 26.5 points per game in December, up almost ten points from either of his previous two months with his new team. He took a bunch more threes and made them at a lower clip than he had been, though. There is still room for this Wolves team to grow and improve, but it doesn’t seem to be an easy solution.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1 in LAL last 9 overall.
- LAL are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Mon. games.
- MIN are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games.
- Over is 6-2 in MIN last 8 Mon. games.
- Head to Head: Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
- Head to Head: Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction: I’ll take Minny.
With both teams on the back-to-back, it’s tough to tell how that could play out. So I’m going to go with chalk and say Minnesota wins. And it could be a blowout.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 102 – Minnesota 116
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