Timberwolves vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 4/11/23

Los Angeles Lakers (43-39) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (42-40)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday in the NBA West Play-In at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.6 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.4 points and 4.9 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.

The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The under is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 overall. The over is 8-0 in Lakers last 8 overall. The Timberwolves are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

There's a lot of hype surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers with their recent play and them being at home, you expected them to be favored. It also doesn't help that the Timberwolves looked like a young team unraveling on Sunday, as Gobert threw a punch and one of the best defenders in the league Jaden McDaniels broke his hand. However, this line feels inflated. Even with the drama in Minnesota, this is a young, athletic team that can push the pace, score and has thrived in this spot all year. The Timberwolves lose on the road by an average of 1 point and in the underdog role by an average of 1.6 points. No McDaniels or Naz Reid hurts, but the Timberwolves still have enough talent to make a game of this late. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +6.5

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