Lakers vs. Timberwolves Prediction
Will tonight's Lakers and Timberwolves matchup be high-scoring for bettors at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Timberwolves are 10.5-point home favorites versus the Lakers while the over/under has been bet down to 220.5 after opening at 222.5.
Los Angeles is now 2-8 in its last 10 games after blowing a 10-point lead against the Wizards heading into the fourth quarter two nights ago. Not only did the Lakers blow that lead in the fourth by only scoring 13 points, they failed to cover as a 9-point home underdog. In clear tank mode, the Lakers are just 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games.
Minnesota enters play in a bit of a funk as well, losing seven of its last 10 games overall and going 3-7 against the spread during that stretch. The Timberwolves are 34-39 at the betting window on the season but are 19-18 against the number at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in six straight games between these two teams and is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Minnesota. The over is also 6-2 in the Timberwolves' last eight games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games when playing on one day of rest, and is a perfect 6-0 in their last six games versus a team with a losing record. On the other side, the over has cashed in nine of the Lakers' last 11 games, is 4-0 in their last four road games, and is 6-0 in their last six games when they take on an opponent with a losing record.
THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: LAKERS/TIMBERWOLVES OVER 220.5