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2021 NBA Handicapping
(9-30) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers (25-13)
Date: Tuesday March 16th, 2021
Time: 10:30 EST
Venue: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
NBA Moneyline Odds: +360 | -440
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -9
NBA Betting Total: 225
The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to take advantage of the A-D-less Los Angeles Lakers this Tuesday, as these two teams meetup at the Staples Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are probably feeling themselves a little bit after coming into this game off of the back of an impressive win over the Portland Trailblazers. That did kind of feel like the Anthony Edwards ”I have arrived” game as well as he had an incredible dunk and ended up scoring 34 points in total.
The one issue for the Timberwolves from that game is that Karl Anthony Towns did not really look like himself scoring only 13 points in 40 minutes and turning the ball over 7 times. If the Timberwolves are going to be able to compete here even with a depleted LA Lakers team, they are going to need Towns to get back to his best in a hurry, because they can’t count on consistent 30+ point performances out of their rookie.
In reality, the Minnesota Timberwolves are not nearly as bad as their current record would suggest, and if they have more luck in terms of injuries and can strengthen this team just a bit I do believe this team can be respectable rather quickly and even possibly a fringe playoff team as early as next year.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are in a completely different boat, as they are just about favorites to go back to back here despite there being plenty of competition in the West and the East looking as good as it has in a very long time. Lebron James can only do so much, though, as the Lakers have only picked up 3 wins in their last 9 contests which is just not normal for this new look Lakers team.
Now a lot of that has to do with A-D being out, but this Lakers team will need to figure something out, and quick, as Davis is expected to be out for another 3 weeks in the best case scenario.
I think a lot of the onus will foll on Montrezl Harrell, as the big center was brought in from the Clippers this off-season to be an outstanding 6th man option, but given he can replace Davis at the 5 position makes him very valuable over the next 3 weeks or so.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 games as a road underdog.
- Over is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 road games.
- Over is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 overall.
- Over is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 games as an underdog.
- Over is 9-4 in Timberwolves last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Over is 13-6 in Timberwolves last 19 Tuesday games.
- Over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Minnesota Timberwolves do not play much defense and the Lakers are not the same defensive force without their big man in the center and I think the market is not fully accounting for that at the moment with this line currently being set at 225. I would look for a more high paced game here that easily gets over the total, as the efficiency on both of these teams should be extremely high.
In terms of important injuries for tomorrow Lebron, Caruso and Kuzma are all listed as Day-to-Day and you never know what the Lakers coaching staff might do in this spot playing against a 9-30 team, so be sure to look out for the news prior to tip-off.
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