The Los Angeles Lakers (21-7) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-20) on Tuesday night (February 16). Tip-off at Target Center will be at 8 p.m. ET. Below, our staff analyze the Lakers-Timberwolves odds and make some betting picks and predictions.
Lakers vs Timberwolves Odds
- Money line: Lakers -260 (bet $260 to win $100) | Timberwolves +215 (bet $100 to win $215)
- Against the spread/ATS: Lakers -6.5 (-110) | Timberwolves +6.5 (-110)
- Over/Under: 223 (O: -110 | U: -110)
(Odds provided by BookMaker.eu. Lines last updated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. ET.)
Lakers vs Timberwolves Key Player Injuries
- PF Anthony Davis (calf) out
- SG Alex Caruso (hand) probable
- SF LeBron James (ankle) probable
- SF Jarrett Culver (ankle) out
- PG D’Angelo Russell (leg) out
Lakers vs Timberwolves: Odds, Predictions and Picks
Lakers 117, Timberwolves 111
Against the spread (ATS) Prediction:
Even though the Minnesota Timberwolves are just 7-20 this season, they’ve been good ATS (against the spread). And that’s all that matters to sports bettors. They’re 14-12-1 ATS for the season and 7-1-1 on a recent stretch. Los Angeles, on the other hand, have struggled to cover the spread lately, going just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 and 1-4 in their last five – even though oddsmakers had them mostly as big favorites.
We like the TIMBERWOLVES +6.5 (-110).
Money line (ML) Prediction:
The Los Angeles Lakers were beat by the Denver Nuggets (122 – 155) on Valentine’s Day after winning seven straight games. On that same night, Minnesota beat the Toronto Raptors (116 – 112) for their first win in five games.
We think the Lakers will get back on track against a struggling Minnesota team with a win Tuesday night. Even without Anthony Davis, the Lakers will be too much for the TimberWolves, who are just 25th in the NBA in scoring (averaging 108.2 points per game).
Take the LAKERS (-260) to win outright.
Over/Under (O/U) Prediction:
The OVER has been the stronger bet for both the Lakers and Timberwolves as of late. The total has gone Over in each of the Lakers’ last five games and in four of the last five games for Minnesota.
Anthony Davis’ injury hurts the Lakers defense a bit and opens things up for the TimberWolves inside.
We like the OVER 223 (-110).