Lakers vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 16, 2021

Written By Staff on March 16, 2021

Anthony Edwards leads the Minnesota Timberwolves (9-30) against the Los Angeles Lakers (25-13) after scoring 34 points in an 114-112 win over the Trail Blazers. The Lakers are  favorites in the game on Tuesday, March 16, which starts at 10:30 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of March 15, 2021, 4:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 16

Marc Gasol: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),
Alex Caruso: Out (Concussion),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jarrett Culver: Day To Day (Toe),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Lakers and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Los Angeles’ record against the spread is 18-20 this season.
  • When favored by at least 9 points, the Lakers are 5-7 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 39.5% of its games this season (15/38).
  • Minnesota holds a losing record ATS this season with 16 wins, 22 losses, and one tie ATS.
  • 46.2% of Minnesota’s 39 games this season have stayed under the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Lakers got a team-high 30 points from LeBron James on the way to a 112-104 victory over Edwards (28 points) and the Timberwolves in their last matchup on February 16, 2021. The Lakers were 6.5-point favorites in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams put up a total of 216 total points to finish below the 223-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/16/2021 Lakers Timberwolves -6.5 223 -255 208 Regular Season 112-104 LAL
12/27/2020 Lakers Lakers -10 229 -528 388 Regular Season 127-91 LAL
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Scoring Trends

  • In Los Angeles’ matchups this season, the Lakers and their opponents have exceeded Tuesday’s total of 225 points 13 times (34.2% of opportunities).
  • In 61.5% of Minnesota’s games this season (24 of 39), the total points scored was more than Tuesday’s 225-point over/under.
  • The Lakers have seen a 217.4 average over/under in their games this season, 7.6 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Timberwolves’ games have a total points bet of 225.9 points this season, 0.9 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Lakers’ average implied point total this season is 2.8 fewer points than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (114.2 implied points on average compared to 117 implied points in this game).
  • This season, Los Angeles has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (117) 12 times.
  • The 116.8-point average implied total on the season for the Timberwolves is 8.8 more points than the team’s 108-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Minnesota has scored more than 108 points in 24 games this season.
  • The Lakers are at the 21st spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (111.2 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 28th-fewest points per game (116.8) in the league.
  • The Lakers have scored a total of 192 more points than their opponents this year (an average of five per game), while the Timberwolves have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 299 total points, -7.7 per game).

Lakers Leaders

  • The Lakers points and assists leader is James. He scores 25.6 points per game and records 7.8 assists.
  • Los Angeles’ rebounding leader is Anthony Davis, who averages 8.4 per game.
  • The Lakers are led by James from beyond the arc. He hits 2.4 shots from deep per game.
  • Davis grabs 1.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per game, both team-high averages.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns leads the team in both scoring (21.8 points per game) and rebounding (10.5 rebounds per game).
  • Ricky Rubio holds the title of Minnesota assist leader, dishing out 6.5 assists per game this season.
  • D’Angelo Russell makes more threes per game than any other member of the Timberwolves, cashing in 3.0 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Minnesota grabs more steals than Rubio (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Towns (1.7 per game).


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