Los Angeles Lakers (2-4 ) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (2-4)Date : 10/29/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Target Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves will welcome the Lakers to Target Center as they have now lost two straight loss coming from the Raptors and Bucks the two top teams in the east while the Lakers are coming off a loss against the Spurs. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Los Angeles Lakers's Latest Performance :
The Lakers have now lost twice to the Spurs in this young season, although the Lakers have dropped four games already this season all the games have been going down to the wire so no need to panic if you are Lakers fan. Rondo was the talking point of the last game as he turned down a wide open layup for a three-pointer. He stated “We didn’t have any more timeouts, You know, I thought I could probably suck somebody in [on the Spurs’ defense off the Lakers’ 3-point shooters], but they did a great job of staying home. He made a split decision which did not end up in his favor. LeBron James scored 35 points (13-of-21 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs) with 11 rebounds, four assists. He has been playing really well with his new team to start the year meanwhile in Cleveland coach Lue has already been fired after a 0-6 start. Lonzo Ball only played 27 minutes on Saturday, scoring just six points. In the three games without Rondo, Ball averaged 6.7 assists. In the three games with Rondo, Ball has averaged just 2.7 assists. It is up to coach Walton to choose who is going to put in during crunch time as the season progresses. It would be a great bounce-back win if the Lakers are able to come up on top against a contender like the Wolves.
Minnesota Timberwolves 's Latest Performance :
The Wolves are hoping that they can get back to the win column after dropping two straight but it won’t be an easy task as they will have to face the Lakers. The loss against the Bucks was the worst loss the Wolves have suffered under coach Thibs. Butler came out of that game scoring only four points. They will look to bounce back against the Lakers. Towns and Butler, whose relationship has been strained in recent months, agree on at least one thing after the game: The Timberwolves haven’t lost focus. Glen Taylor has assured Butler that the team is continuing to seek out a trade for him, and there has been a belief that the organization would seriously revisit trade talks 10 to 15 games into the season, league sources said. The Rockets offered the Wolves four first rounder but the Wolves haven’t accepted the deal from anyone yet. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 points (7-of-16 FGs) with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks across 27 minutes I expect him to bounce back at home against the Lakers.
How Los Angeles Lakers & Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific.
Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Lakers +1
My reason for the pick :
The Lakers will get back into the win column as they will take down the Wolves. The Wolves are coming off two brutal loss and it will be hard for them to regroup in time for this game against the Lakers at home. LeBron will have yet another great game as he will lead the Lakers to their third win of the season. For the Lakers, their problem still remains the same as to whether coach Walton wants to go with Zo or Rondo in the starting lineup because you can’t have both played on the floor because that would mess with the floor spacing. For the Wolves, it is time for them to start moving pieces around because this is clearly not working out for them.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Lakers:
- Lakers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Betting trends for Minnesota Timberwolves :
- Timberwolves are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.