Betting on today's Lakers and Timberwolves game? Catch the action at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, as the Timberwolves hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on BSN. The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 224.5 points, with the Timberwolves being the favored team playing at home against the Lakers.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +5

This game will be played at Target Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-110 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have Anthony Davis finishing with Anthony Davis points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 12 threes.

Do the Lakers Have a Shot at a Win at Minneapolis?

In their last ten games, the Lakers are 5-5 and have an overall record of 15-13. On the road, the Lakers are 5-10 this season compared to 10-3 at home.

So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 11-17. The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in five straight games as the favorite and are 3-6 vs. the spread as the underdog.

Most recently, the Lakers' offense finished with just 108 points vs. the Bulls. For the game, they hit 12/37 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 44.7%. One area that the Lakers offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 7th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 48%.

The Lakers' defense is presently ranked 16 in the league, allowing an average of 113.9 points per contest.

Opponents are hitting 51.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they're also connecting on 37.6% of their three-point attempts.

Is It the Timberwolves Game to Lose at Home?

The Timberwolves come into today's games with an overall record of 20-6 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Timberwolves are in 1st place and are also 1st in the Northwest division.

Minnesota is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 14-11. The Timberwolves have three straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 11-8 vs. the spread as the favorite.

In their most recent game, the Timberwolves' offense tallied 113 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 113.5 points per game. Leading the Timberwolves in scoring vs. the 76ers was Anthony Edwards with his 27 points. Karl-Anthony Towns also added 23 points for the Timberwolves.

So far, the Timberwolves defense is giving up 106.7 points per contest, which has them sitting 1 in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in three straight matchups.

On two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves' defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 50.1% and allowing 33.8% from beyond the arc.