Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers - 11/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (7-5) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (3-7)
Game Info: Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves look to snap a six-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 104.6 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 23.6 points and 3.4 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 23.4 points and 3.4 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.8 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.9 points and 2.7 assists. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 11-4 in Timberwolves last 15 overall. The under is 8-0 in Lakers last 8 Friday games. The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off one of their better performances of the season, but it still resulted in a loss. The Timberwolves can't play a solid 48 minutes of basketball and their offense has been rough to say the least. The Los Angeles Lakers have to work for everything they get, but at least they're finding ways to win, and back to back overtime victories should improve the confidence of this club. I'll lay the chalk with the Lakers, as I don't trust the Timberwolves all that much.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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