The Los Angeles Lakers (7-5) play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-7) on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:30 PM ET.
The Lakers open as 3.5 point favorites. So far this season the Lakers are 4-8 against the spread (ATS) and 3-6 ATS at home. The Lakers have won two straight at home, covering the spread in both games.
Visiting underdogs the Timberwolves are 2-8 ATS and 1-2 ATS on the road. They’ve lost six straight games and failed to cover the spread in every one of those losses.
Lakers vs Timberwolves Odds
|Time||10:30 pm ET|
Lakers and Timberwolves Betting Trends
- The Lakers are 7-3 in their last ten and have won two straight at home
- Los Angeles are 3-6 ATS at home
- Totals have split 4-4 over/under in the Lakers’ last eight home games
- The Timberwolves are winless in their last six games
- Minnesota are 1-2 ATS on the road and 2-8 ATS overall
- Totals have gone over in three of the Timberwolves’ last four games
Lakers vs Timberwolves Head to Head
Home team in bold.
March 16, 2021: Los Angeles Lakers 137 def Minnesota Timberwolves 121
February 16, 2021: Los Angeles Lakers 112 def Minnesota Timberwolves 104
December 27, 2020: Los Angeles Lakers 127 def Minnesota Timberwolves 91
|112.3||Points Per Game||104.6|
|46.6%||Field Goal %||41.1%|
Lakers vs Timberwolves Injury Report
Los Angeles Lakers
|Rajon Rondo||PG||Hamstring||Questionable Friday|
|Anthony Davis||PF||Thumb||Questionable Friday|
|LeBron James||SF||Abdomen||Out until November 14|
|Kendrick Nunn||SG||Knee||Out until November 14|
|Talen Horton-Tucker||SG||Thumb||Out until November 14|
|Austin Reaves||SG||Hamstring||Out until November 26|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Ankle||Out until December 15|
No injuries to report.
Key Players to Watch
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis: 23.9 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.2 blk
Karl-Anthony Towns: 22.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.6 stl
Lakers vs Timberwolves Pick
The injury-riddled Lakers will be pleased to play the struggling Timberwolves at home on Friday. Fresh off a surprising overtime victory against the Miami Heat, the Lakers will look to make it three straight wins by beating Minnesota.
The Lakers are superior to the Timberwolves in nearly every statistical category. LA are shooting far better from the field compared to the Timberwolves and that should show today. Despite the injuries, the Lakers still have a multitude of talent available to them. The likes of Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony should be able to lead the LA against Minnesota.
The Timberwolves have lost by double figures in four of their last five games. They also give up an average of 109.6 point per game which is fourth worst in the league. In three of their last four losses the Timberwolves combined with their opponents to score 233 points or more. This should be a close matchup but expect the Lakers to squeeze out another victory in a high scoring affair.
Pick: Over 224