Timberwolves vs Lakers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, March 3, 2023

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (32-32) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (30-33), with the matchup starting at 10:30 PM ET from Crypto.com Arena on Friday, March 3, 2023. The Timberwolves are only 1-point favorites in the game. The over/under for the matchup is set at 226 points.

How to bet Timberwolves vs. Lakers

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -117 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at -102 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 226 points.

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Timberwolves vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-LA
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Timberwolves vs. Lakers Betting Trends

In the Timberwolves’ 64 games this year, they have 29 wins against the spread. Minnesota has been victorious in 16, or 51.6%, of the 31 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Timberwolves have eclipsed the over/under in 44.4% of their opportunities this year (28 times over 63 games with a set point total).

The Lakers are 30-31-2 against the spread this season. Los Angeles has put together a 19-27 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 41.3% of those games). Lakers games this season have hit the over on 32 of 63 set point totals (50.8%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 64 24.6 5.9 4.5 1.7 0.7 2.6
Rudy Gobert 52 13.4 11.5 0.9 0.8 1.3 0
Jaden McDaniels 61 11.6 3.9 2 1 1 1.3
Jaylen Nowell 62 10.9 2.6 2 0.6 0.1 1.1
Naz Reid 56 10.7 4.9 1.1 0.6 0.9 1

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 38 25.8 12.6 2.4 1.1 2.1 0.3
Malik Beasley 62 13.3 3.5 1.7 0.9 0.1 3.1
Lonnie Walker IV 46 13 2.1 1.3 0.6 0.3 1.8
Dennis Schroder 49 12.7 2.6 4.5 0.7 0.1 1.2
Rui Hachimura 45 12 4.7 1 0.3 0.4 0.9
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Timberwolves vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Dennis Schroder: Probable (Ankle), D’Angelo Russell: Out (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

With 115.4 points per game on offense, Minnesota ranks 10th in the NBA. At the other end, it cedes 115.5 points per contest, which ranks 18th in the league. Offensively the Timberwolves have performed better when playing at home this season, averaging 117.1 points per game, compared to 113.4 per game when playing on the road. The Timberwolves’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, scoring 116.5 points per contest compared to the 115.4 they’ve averaged this year.

With 11.9 treys per game, Minnesota ranks 16th in the NBA. It sports a 35.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 18th in the league. Of the shots taken by the Timberwolves in 2022-23, 61.5% of them have been two-pointers (72.1% of the team’s made baskets) and 38.5% have been from beyond three-point land (27.9%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles scores 117 points per game and give up 117.9, making them seventh in the NBA on offense and 25th on defense. At home the Lakers are scoring 118.1 points per game, two more than they are averaging on the road (116.1). While the Lakers are scoring 117 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their past 10 games, producing 117.3 a contest.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is fourth-worst in the league in 3-point makes (10.6 per game) and rank 25th in 3-point percentage (34%). The Lakers attempt 34.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.6% of the Lakers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 75.4% are 2-pointers.

Timberwolves vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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