Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves odds, picks and predictions

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The Los Angeles Lakers (29-39) head to the Target Center Wednesday for an 8 p.m. ET tip-off with the Minnesota Timberwolves (40-30). Below, we look at the Lakers vs. Timberwolves odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

L.A. has lost 3 of 4 games including two straight blowout losses at the Phoenix Suns Sunday (140-111) and at home Monday to the Toronto Raptors  (114-103). The Lakers’ only two wins since the All-Star game were games LeBron James scored 50 and 56 points in.

Minnesota has won eight of its last nine games — 8-1 against the spread (ATS) — which includes a 149-139 road win at the San Antonio Spurs. T-Wolves big Karl-Anthony Towns scored a franchise-record 60 points on 61.3% shooting (7-for-11 from 3) with 17 rebounds versus the Spurs.

The T-Wolves are 2-1 straight up (SU) and 3-0 ATS versus the Lakers this season but L.A. won the previous meeting 108-103 Jan. 2.

Lakers at Timberwolves odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:11 p.m. ET.

  • Money line (ML): Lakers +340 (bet $100 to win $340) | Timberwolves -475 (bet $475 to win $100)
  • Against the spread: Lakers +8.5 (-107) | Timberwolves -8.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 241.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

Lakers at Timberwolves key injuries

Lakers

  • PF Anthony Davis (ankle) out
  • SF LeBron James (knee) questionable

Timberwolves

  • PG Patrick Beverley (ear) questionable
  • SF Anthony Edwards (knee) probable
  • PF Jarred Vanderbilt (quad) questionable

Lakers at Timberwolves odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Timberwolves 126, Lakers 108

Money line

PASS even though Minnesota should crush L.A. because the Timberwolves (-475) is an absolute no-go. For what it’s worth, the Lakers are 3-16 SU as road underdogs and the T-Wolves are 17-5 SU as home favorites.

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Author: Lucy Green