Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Odds and Predictions: Lakers vs Timberwolves March 16
The Minnesota Timberwolves is set to face a massive challenge in Los Angeles Lakers in an interesting Western conference game. The Minnesota Timberwolves is nowhere looking like a strong side, after being subjected to harsh defeats.
On the other hand, Los Angeles Lakers who are the defending champions are looking to get back to best after a slight hiccup in the last couple of games.
The visitors would be looking to put behind their dismal performance this season against quality oppositions, while the hosts are projected to win this battle without breaking much sweat.
Los Angeles Lakers are in with a superior chance of 74% whereas the hosts have been tipped to win by a 26% chance. The latest Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 16 March.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
LeBron James who was rested for one game was back in action against Pacers. He has averaged 5.6 points and 7.8 assists per game in this edition. He was up to the task with 18 points against Pacers.
Dennis Schroder has been the best of the lot with an 82.4% free throw percentage and an average of 4.5 assists per game.
Kyle Kuzma will have to be started if the side needs to gain that initial advantage. The Michigan based player scored 24 points in 30 minutes.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to fare better than 8.6 points per game this season. He looked out of sorts against Pacers with just 7 points and 5 rebounds in 28 minutes.
Karl-Anthony Towns who plays at the center position was in good form against Trail Blazers by pitching in with 13 points and 8 assists in 40 minutes.
Ricky Rubio who is the point guard has a 3-pointer conversion of 31.8% so far in addition to averaging 8 points.
Anthony Edwards who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 37.6 and a free throw percentage of 79.4 in 38 games this season. He has also averaged 15.4 points per game during the same time.
Jarred Vanderbilt who has played as the power forward has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 5.9 points and 4 dribbles this season.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Lakers are once again doing the catchup job after failing to keep the winning momentum going in February and in the first half of March. They were part of a 6-match winning streak at the start of February after which they lost to the likes of Nets and Nuggets that dented their chances to climb to the top of the table.
In the last 5 games, they registered triumphs against Pacers, Warriors and Trail Blazers in contrast to the defeats against Suns and Kings. Despite everything, they are still hanging on to 3rd spot in the Western conference.
The Minnesota Timberwolves is staring at yet another disappointing season in the NBA. They are bogged down by the constant losses that has had an impact in the recent performances. Despite starting on a good note with wins against Pistons and Jazz, their campaign started to take a detour as they were part of an infamous 7-match losing streak.
Their dismal season has carried on with just two victories in the last ten outings. They are currently battling to avoid wooden spoon after tattering at 15th place in the Western conference.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (117 games): Timberwolves – 36 wins, Lakers – 81 wins.
Playoffs (12 games): Timberwolves – 4 wins, Lakers – 8 wins.
Previous meeting: Lakers won 112-104 on 16th February 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
It is a no brainer that the Lakers are in a better position to win this year’s championship than the visiting team. The outright predictions by Oddschecker and SMarkets have echoed the same by putting the Lakers in the top spot with the Minnesota based side nowhere in contention in this edition.
According to FiveThirtyEight, the Los Angeles Lakers are in with a superior chance of 74% whereas the hosts have been tipped to win by a 26% chance.