Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/16/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/16/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves (40-30) vs Los Angeles Lakers (29-39)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -8.5 -- Over/Under: 237.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Center. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after winning eight of their last nine games.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 114.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.5 points and 3.8 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 21.3 points and 3.6 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 overall. The over is 37-16 in Timberwolves last 53 overall. The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota.

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to look bad, as they're not playing a lick of defense, they get destroyed by good teams, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 8.6 points. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been terrific at home this season, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 16.8 points. The Timberwolves also win in the favorite role by an average of 10.1 points. As I've said a lot this year, backing the Lakers isn't an option for me. Give me the Timberwolves in a comfortable win.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -8.5

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