Timberwolves vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/3/23

Los Angeles Lakers (30-33) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (32-32)

Game Info: Friday, March 3, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.5 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.7 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden McDaniels is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 47 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.5 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 25.7 points and 12.4 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Lonnie Walker IV is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.

Timberwolves vs Lakers Trends

The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Timberwolves last 4 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Timberwolves are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves should win this game given that health is on their side, but they're also due for a loss and are no strangers to losing games they probably shouldn't. The Los Angeles Lakers need to start winning if they're going to sneak into the playoffs, and games like this at home are ones they shouldn't blow. LeBron or not. I'll give the Lakers the benefit of the doubt, but I'm scared of this matchup overall.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +1.5

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