Timberwolves at Lakers - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-62) at Los Angeles Lakers (20-58)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSN, TWC SN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look to snap an eight-game losing streak. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 97.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 106.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Kevin Martin is averaging 20.3 points and 2.4 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and Zach LaVine is dishing 3.4 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 49.4 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost 17 of their last 19 when allowing 100-plus points. Three of the Timberwolves last six victories have come on the road. Gary Neal is expected to miss this game and Kevin Garnett is doubtful with injuries.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look to snap a five-game losing streak. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 105 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 11.9 points and eight rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is dishing 3.3 assists and Wesley Johnson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting just 42.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost eight straight when scoring less than 100 points. Seven of the Lakers last 10 victories have come on their home court. Jeremy Lin is doubtful with a knee injury.
The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest and 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a S.U. loss. The Timberwolves are 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Los Angeles.
At this point in the season, neither team wants to win this game, espeically the Lakers who need to land a top five pick in order to keep their draft spot. I'll take Minnesota and the points if you really feel the need to wager on this game.