Lakers vs. Timberwolves Pick

NBA Predictions: Can weary Lakers hang with host Timberwolves? 1/1/18

Will the Los Angeles Lakers be able to bounce back from a heartbreaking double overtime loss to stay within the number one night later at the Minnesota Timberwolves? Game time is 8PM ET.

Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 214 points. Minnesota opened as a 12-point fave, while the over-under has dropped considerably after opening at 218.

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Who the Public Likes: As of Monday afternoon, 59 percent of public bets have been placed on the host T-Wolves.

Injury Report: Los Angeles rookie point guard Lonzo Ball has missed the last four games with a sprained shoulder and is out again tonight. Shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did not travel to tonight's game due to a court order that restricts him from leaving the state of California. Brook Lopez is out another week or two with a sprained ankle. For Minnesota, Jeff Teague is out two-to-four weeks with an MCL sprain.

Who the Trends Like: The Lakers are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 meetings in Minnesota. The over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings overall and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota. Los Angeles is 4-0 ATS in its last four road games.

Who We Like: Los Angeles was missing three starters last night and still somehow managed to take Houston to double overtime before losing, 148-142. The Lakers blew a 17-point lead in the second half, making the pill tougher to swallow. While they might have tired legs tonight, LA is a young squad that can bounce back quicker and has shown a lot of fight this season. While I don't expect an upset to occur, I believe the Lakers are fully capable of keeping it within single digits.

 

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +10.5

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