Timberwolves at Lakers - 2/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-35) at Los Angeles Lakers (9-41)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +4 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSN, TWC SN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a big road win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 99.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.4 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.6 points and 9.9 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 11 straight road games. Kevin martin is questionable with a wrist injury.
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The Los Angeles Lakers also need a victory in order to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 95.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 15.9 points and 3.5 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.3 points and 2.8 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.3 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six straight home games. Larry Nance Jr. is questionable with a knee injury.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 6-18 ATS in their last 24 vs. NBA Northwest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Timberwolves are 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
These are two of the worst teams in the league. Not sure why the Timberwolves are getting this much love from oddmakers. Both of these squads are trash and would be better off losing in terms of the NBA draft. The value is on the Lakers here.