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

Posted By Staff on February 16, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-20) are  underdogs against the Los Angeles Lakers (21-7) at Target Center on Tuesday, February 16. The game begins at 8:00 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of February 16, 2021, 6:42 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 16

Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
Alex Caruso: Day To Day (Hand),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle)

Jarrett Culver: Out (Left Ankle),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Lakers and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Los Angeles’ record against the spread is 13-15 this season.
  • When favored by at least 7.5 points, the Lakers are 7-10 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 42.9% of its games this season (12/28).
  • Minnesota holds a losing record ATS this season with 12 wins, 13 losses, and two ties ATS.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have regularly been held under the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 48.1% (13) of their 27 games played.

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Head to Head

The Lakers got a team-high 20 points from Kyle Kuzma on the way to a 127-91 victory over Anthony Edwards (15 points) and the Timberwolves in their most recent matchup on December 27, 2020. The Lakers were 10-point favorites in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams combined to score 218 total points to finish below the 229-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/27/2020 Lakers Lakers -10 229 -528 388 Regular Season 127-91 LAL*
  • 12/27/2020 DNP – Lakers: Anthony Davis;
    Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns

Scoring Trends

  • In Los Angeles’ matchups this season, the Lakers and their opponents have exceeded Tuesday’s point total of 223.5 points 11 times (39.3% of opportunities).
  • In 59.3% of Minnesota’s games this season (16 of 27), the total points scored was more than Tuesday’s 223.5-point over/under.
  • This season the average total for Lakers games is 218.7 points, 4.8 fewer than the over/under of 223.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 0.4 points fewer than the average over/under in Timberwolves’ games this season (223.9 points).
  • The average implied total for the Lakers this season is 114.9 points, 1.1 fewer points than their implied total of 116 points in Tuesday’s game.
  • Los Angeles has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (116) nine times this season.
  • The 116.3-point average implied total on the season for the Timberwolves is 8.3 more points than the team’s 108-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Minnesota has scored more than 108 points 17 times this season.
  • The Lakers are the NBA’s 14th-highest scoring team (112.9 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow their opponents the 26th-fewest points per game (115.7) in the league.
  • The Lakers have totaled 198 more points than their opponents this season (7.1 per game on average), while the Timberwolves have been out-scored by 202 total points (7.5 per game average differential).

Lakers Leaders

  • LeBron James leads the Lakers in points and assists. He puts up 25.5 points per game while tacking on 7.9 assists.
  • James’ points prop over/under for the game is set at 24.5, 1.0 point less than his season average of 25.5.
  • Los Angeles’ rebounding leader is Anthony Davis, who averages 8.4 per game.
  • Davis’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 35.5, 1.6 greater than his season average of 33.9.
  • James is the top three-point shooter for the Lakers, knocking down 2.6 per game.
  • James’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
  • Davis leads Los Angeles in both blocks and steals, averaging 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals per game.
  • Davis’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns is at the top of the Timberwolves scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 21.6 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per game this season.
  • Towns’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 37.5, 1.1 greater than his season average of 36.4.
  • Ricky Rubio puts in work dishing out assists and is Minnesota’s assist leader with 6.2 per game.
  • Rubio’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 20.5, 4.5 higher than his season average of 16.0.
  • Malik Beasley leads the Timberwolves in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.4 made threes per game.
  • Beasley’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots less than his season average of 3.4.
  • Nobody on Minnesota grabs more steals than Rubio (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Towns (2.1 per game).
  • Rubio’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals greater than his season average of 1.3.


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