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LA Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 4-7-24 Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves (53-24) vs. LA Lakers (46-33)
April 7, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: LA Lakers -2.5; Over/Under: +225.5
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and LA Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Timberwolves vs Lakers prediction.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been in pretty good form as they’ve won six of their last eight games overall, but they will be eager to bounce back in this spot after having their two-game win streak snapped by the Suns in a 97-87 road defeat on Friday. Anthony Edwards led the team in scoring with 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists, Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 13 points off the bench but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Timberwolves shot just 38 percent from the field and 10 of 29 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get going and were always fighting an uphill battle after getting outscored eby 57-41 going into halftime. Naz Reid had a rough game as he shot just three of 13 from the field to finish with eight points while Rudy Gobert scored just four points.

Los Angeles Lakers

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in red-hot form as they’ve won nine of their last 10 games overall and they will be looking to build on their current four-game win streak after blowing past the Cavaliers in a 116-97 home win last night. D’Angelo Russell led the team with 28 points on 11 of 17 shooting, LeBron James added 24 points with 12 assists while Anthony Davis chipped in with 22 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks. As a team, the Lakers shot 56 percent from the field and 16 of 37 from the 3-point line as they poured in 36 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, before they played great defense to restrict the Cavaliers to just 41 points in the second half to make it a blowout.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the last nine games between the Timberwolves and Lakers.
  • The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine games as favorites on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Ten of the Lakers’ last 11 games on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone OVER the total points line.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Facts

  • The Timberwolves have won each of their last nine games as underdogs when playing with a rest advantage.
  • The Timberwolves have covered the spread in each of their last 11 games as underdogs when playing with a rest advantage.
  • Each of the Timberwolves’ last four road games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone UNDER the total points line.

Timberwolves vs Lakers prediction

The Timberwolves are still missing a couple of players, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaylen Clark, while the Lakers are still without Christian Wood and Jarred Vanderbilt. The Timberwolves are coming into this one with plenty of momentum, as they were on a great run before getting stopped in their tracks by the in-form Suns on Friday. The Lakers are currently playing some of their best basketball of the season to win nine of their past 10 games. The Timberwolves are certainly capable of pulling off the upset in this one, but the Lakers are almost fully healthy and represent decent value at the short line at home.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Los Angeles -2.5

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