Timberwolves vs. Lakers Prediction
The banged-up Lakers will host the Timberwolves at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday night. With the Lakers listed as slight home dogs and the total sitting at 229.5, what’s the best bet on the board tonight?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
565 Minnesota Timberwolves (-1) at 566 Los Angeles Lakers (+1); o/u 229.5
10:30 p.m. ET, Friday, March 3, 2023
Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Timberwolves vs. Lakers Public Betting Information
The public favors the Pelicans in this game. Our NBA Public Betting Information page shows that X% of public bets are on X in this contest. Do note that those numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around.
Minnesota Timberwolves DFS Spin
Rudy Gobert accounted for 16 points (7-of-11 FGs, 2-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds, and two blocks in Tuesday's 108-101 win over the Clippers. Gobert played 29 minutes in his return from an illness that sidelined him for Sunday's game against the Warriors. His return meant Naz Reid dropped to the bench, where he tallied 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 19 minutes. Gobert's presence in the lineup makes Reid a tough play in most fantasy leagues due to the decrease in playing time and Reid's turnover issues. He had four in Tuesday's win, tied with Anthony Edwards for most on the team (four). Gobert and the Timberwolves play two more games this week, a road back-to-back against the Lakers and Kings.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
The Lakers announced Thursday that LeBron suffered a tendon injury in his right foot and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. This good news is that James won't need to undergo surgery, which was first reported by TNT's Chris Haynes Thursday morning. However, he will be sidelined for at least three weeks before team doctors re-evaluate him. Given the timeline, James will miss at least 10 more games, and that doesn't take into consideration a ramp-up period. Troy Brown Jr. has been filling the void in the starting lineup, and that will continue moving forward. He, Austin Reaves, and Lonnie Walker are all in line for increased workloads, which will make them viable fantasy options.
Timberwolves vs. Lakers NBA Betting Trends
Timberwolves are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings
Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
Timberwolves are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win
Timberwolves vs. Lakers NBA Prediction:
The under is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and has hit in six of the last eight meetings in L.A. The under is also 4-0 in the Timberwolves’ last four games overall, is 6-0 in their last six games versus a team with a losing record and is 4-0 in their last four games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Lakers’ last five home games, is 3-1-1 in their last five games overall and is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games playing on one day of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: TIMBERWOLVES/LAKERS UNDER 229.5