We produce an NBA pick on Friday as the LA Lakers continues their road trip as they face the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Lakers and Timberwolves will tip it off from Minnesota at 8PM Eastern Time with the NBA League Pass producing the live national television. Our NBA best bet will be playing on the Minnesota Timberwolves +1 point against the LA Lakers. The pointspread used for our selection is courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this NBA pro basketball game with the home team Minnesota Timberwolves favored by -1 point with an over under of 194 points. Money early from the bettors has come on the Lakers as LA is now favored by -1 point. Bettors have bet the under early as the game is now totaled at 192 ½ points. A money line bet on the LA Lakers will return -115 odds. If you think the Minnesota Timberwolves can win this game straight up your return for your wager on the money line is -105 odds.
This is a double revenge spot for the Minnesota Timberwolves having last two straight games to the LA Lakers this season. The T’Wolves is a rested team playing with a day of rest and facing no travel here. This is the fifth straight game for Minnesota playing with a day of rest so no fatigue factor here for the home team. The Minnesota Timberwolves have played well at home with five straight wins which include wins against Portland and the LA Clippers. Offensive the Timberwolves are in good form averaging over 100 points a game. Kevin Love is giving the team great production this season and is coming off a 29 point and 16 rebound performance for the Timberwolves in their 12 point home win against the Portland Trailblazers on Wednesday night. Prior to that victory the Timberwolves defeated the LA Clippers. Look for the Timberwolves to push the ball behind point guard Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour to take advantage of an old Lakers team.
The LA Lakers has been a miserable road team this season with a record of 6-14 straight up. In the first two games of this three game trip the Lakers dropped games to dreadful teams in the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards. Both Washington and Detroit are terrible defensive teams. LA shot just 42% in their loss to Detroit and just 39.5% in defeat to hapless Washington. Trade rumors are swirling around this team right now as the wheels are coming off quickly as the losses begin to pile up. LA is only a 23-16 team this season and has struggled mightily for offense. They have had difficulty adjusting from the triangle offense and the supporting cast for Kobe just stands around and allows Kobe to take a high volume of low percentage shots with no flow to the offense whatsoever. There are now attitude issues with center Andrew Bynum. Pau Gasol no longer plays with passion on the court as his mind is elsewhere in anticipation of being dealt by the trading deadline. Bet Minnesota tonight and before you do research the best sportsbook reviews.