Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 2/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (7-20) vs Los Angeles Lakers (21-7)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +7.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 45 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and eight rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 13 of their last 17 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.6 points and 3.6 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20.9 points and 2.6 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 12-27 ATS in their last 39 home games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Lakers last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are finding ways to win, but they're not covering numbers and winning their last five games by an average of just 1.4 points. The Lakers will also now be without AD, which doesn't help. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been better with the return of Towns and they're only losing their last five games by an average of 3.2 points. If Pistons and others can take a full strength Lakers team to overtime, the Timberwolves can hang around at home without LAL having Davis. Give me the points.
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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +7.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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