Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 11/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (6-4) at Minnesota Timberwolves (2-6)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday night in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 107.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 15.9 points and 3.7 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.6 points and three rebounds. Nick Young is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won three straight road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves need a big victory here in order to climb out of a rough 2-6 start to the season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 105.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 24 points and two assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.9 points and 8.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Timberwolves are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Timberwolves look nothing like the team many expected and the losses are starting to become a trend with this young team. Meanwhile, the Lakers are gaining confidence with each performance and are playing pretty darn well. Right now, the better team is getting points and that's an offer I can't refuse.