Timberwolves Vs Lakers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 16, 2022

Written By Staff on March 15, 2022

The Minnesota Timberwolves (40-30) aim to build on a four-game home win streak when they host the Los Angeles Lakers (29-39) on March 16, 2022. The Timberwolves (-8.5 on the spread) and Lakers (+320 to win) will meet Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 242 points.

The insights in the article below reflect odds as of March 16, 2022 at 8:08 PM ET. Head to the table below for the latest lines for this matchup and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Timberwolves vs Lakers Betting Odds

Timberwolves Vs. Lakers Player Props

Injury Report as of March 16

Timberwolves:
Jaden McDaniels: Out (Leg),
Anthony Edwards: Day To Day (Patella),
Patrick Beverley: Day To Day (Ear),
Jarred Vanderbilt: Day To Day (Quad),
Jordan McLaughlin: Day To Day (Groin),
Naz Reid: Day To Day (Back)

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Out (Foot),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Knee),
Talen Horton-Tucker: Day To Day (Ankle),
Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)

Stat Rankings

Timberwolves Offense Stats (Rank) Lakers Defense
115.1 (1) Points/Gm 113.6 (26)
15.9 (26) Possessions/Game 16.7 (8)
45.4 (22) Field Goal % 46.3 (19)
35.3 (13) 3PT % 34.9 (14)
53.5 (10) Effective FG % 53.2 (17)
56.9 (11) True Shooting % 56.3 (15)
Lakers Offense Stats (Rank) Timberwolves Defense
111 (12) Points/Gm 112 (21)
16.7 (22) Possessions/Game 15.9 (5)
46.5 (11) Field Goal % 45.4 (12)
35 (18) 3PT % 34.8 (13)
53.3 (13) Effective FG % 52.9 (14)
56.2 (16) True Shooting % 57 (21)
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Timberwolves and Lakers Betting Records

  • Minnesota has compiled a 38-29-3 record against the spread this season.
  • The Timberwolves have been favored by 8.5 points or more eight times this season, and covered the spread in five of those contests.
  • A total of 42 out of Minnesota’s 70 games this season have hit the over.
  • Los Angeles has won 28 games against the spread this year, while failing to cover or pushing 40 times.
  • The Lakers have been an underdog by 8.5 points or more two times this year, and covered the spread both times.
  • Los Angeles’ games have hit the over 38 out of 68 times this season.

Head to Head

The Lakers got a team-high 26 points out of LeBron James on the way to a victory over Naz Reid (23 points) and the Timberwolves in their most recent matchup on January 2, 2022. The Lakers were 7-point favorites in the game, but the Timberwolves covered the spread in the win. The teams scored 211 total points to fall short of the 222.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Result
1/2/2022 Lakers Lakers -7 222.5 108-103 LAL*
12/17/2021 Lakers Timberwolves -1 222 110-92 MIN*
11/12/2021 Lakers Lakers -1.5 223.5 107-83 MIN*
  • 1/2/2022 DNP – Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell
  • 12/17/2021 DNP – Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards; Lakers: Malik Monk, Talen Horton-Tucker
  • 11/12/2021 DNP – Lakers: LeBron James, Talen Horton-Tucker

Timberwolves Leaders

  • The Timberwolves points and rebounds leader is Karl-Anthony Towns. He contributes 24.8 points per game and grabs 9.9 rebounds.
  • Minnesota’s assists leader is D’Angelo Russell, who dishes out 7.1 per game.
  • The Timberwolves are led by Malik Beasley from long distance. He hits 3.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Anthony Edwards leads the team with 1.5 steals per game. Towns collects 1.2 blocks a game to pace Minnesota.

Lakers Leaders

  • James holds the top Lakers spot in two categories: scoring (29.7 points per game) and rebounding (8.2 rebounds per game).
  • Russell Westbrook puts in work dishing out assists and is Los Angeles’ assist leader with 7.1 per game.
  • James leads the Lakers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.9 made threes per game.
  • One Los Angeles player is its leader in both steals and blocks. James averages 1.4 steals per game and 1.1 blocks per game.

Predictions

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