Free NBA Pick: Timberwolves vs Lakers Odds
Looking for Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Lakers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Timberwolves taking on the Lakers on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Staples Center, Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Timberwolves Lakers matchup.
(28-11) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Lakers (15-20)
Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 10:30PM EST
Vivint Smart Home Arena, LA, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Wolves -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 229
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Thursday, January 24 finds the Minnesota Timberwolves facing the. LA Lakers as they meet for the fourth and final time in the 2018-19 regular season. In their last game on Tuesday, the Wolves defeated the Suns 118-91. The Lakers played Monday and were soundly beaten by the Warriors 130-111.
Last season, Minnesota swept the Lakers and through three games this year Wolves hold a two game to one edge. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Timberwolves in 78 of their 113 matches.
In the easy victory over the Suns, five Wolves scored in double figures with Karl-Anthony Towns leading the way with 25 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists.
Although KAT and Wiggins seem to be happier without Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau the player who is making the biggest difference in Minnesota is Derrick Rose.
The Wolves continue to have success at home where they are 16-8 but struggle on the road with a 6-16 record.
If Minnesota hopes to move into the playoffs they’ll need to find a way to change that dynamic and deliver more wins away from the Target Center.
Jeff Teague (foot) missed the match versus the Suns and is questionable for Thursday. Tyus Jones (high-ankle sprain) is expected to be out for the match versus the Lakers.
Robert Covington (bone bruise, right knee) has missed the last 10 games and has no expected timetable for return.
Five Lakers scored in double figures in the loss to the Warriors. Ivica Zubac topped that quintet with 18 points.
In the 14 games LeBron James has been out, the Lakers have struggled to a 5-9 record.
At the time James got injured the Lakers sat fourth and have since fallen to ninth trailing the eighth-seeded Clippers by a game in the standings.
After missing the last 14 games following right ring finger surgery Rajon Rondo is expected to return on Thursday versus the Timberwolves.
James (strained groin) isn’t expected to play versus the Wolves though he is back practicing with the team. Lonzo Ball suffered a grade 3 left ankle sprain and is expected to miss up to six weeks.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1 in the Wolves last 9 road games.
- Wolves are 7-3 in last 10 head to head contests
- Wolves are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Wolves are missing the presence of Covington who adds defensive intensity and perimeter efficiency.
While Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram are the youngsters the Lakers were watching closely without LeBron in the lineup, yet it’s youngster Ivica Zubac who has been the biggest revelation.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers ATS. They win a close one at Staples
The Lakers have demonstrated the ability to hang in tight games but then have issues closing them. With Rondo back, it should help to add some calm to the group.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 115 – Timberwolves 113
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Lakers matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2018/19 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of championship futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA lines up as well.