Timberwolves vs. Lakers - 3/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (18-50) at Minnesota Timberwolves (16-54)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
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TV: TWC SN, FSN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves play Wednesday at the Target Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 104.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 12.3 points and eight rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.2 points and seven rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.7 assists and Wesley Johnson is shooting 42.3 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting just 43.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost five straight on the road. The Lakers have also lost 13 of their last 14 games when allowing 100-plus points. The nightmares continue for Lakers fans.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 105.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 20.2 points and 2.2 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 15.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Gorgui Dieng is shooting 50.2 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 47.5 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed 100-plus points in 11 of their last 13 games. The good news for the Timberwolves is that six of their last nine victories have come on their home court.
The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Western Conference. The Timberwolves are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Pacific and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Lakers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota and the road team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Timberwolves are too banged up to trust in this spot. Don't love this game but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the Lakers and the points.