Timberwolves vs Lakers Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/21

Timberwolves vs Lakers Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/21

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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Minneapolis, MN; Thursday, 7:00 p.m. CST - NBA TV Coverage

Spread: MIN -5.5
Over/Under: 224.5

 

Introduction

The Los Angeles Lakers (15-13) will face the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-6) at the Target Center on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. CST. This preview includes team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers, currently eighth in the Western Conference, have been inconsistent with a 15-13 record. LeBron James leads the team in scoring and has been a key player for the Lakers.

Player Spotlight: L. James

LeBron James is the Lakers' leading scorer, averaging 25.2 points per game with an impressive 53.9% field goal percentage. His performances have kept the Lakers competitive in tough matchups.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves, sitting atop the Western Conference, have been outstanding with a 20-6 record. Anthony Edwards has been a scoring machine for the Timberwolves.

Player Spotlight: A. Edwards

Anthony Edwards is the Timberwolves' top scorer, averaging 24.6 points per game with an impressive 45.2% field goal percentage. His dynamic playing style has contributed significantly to the Timberwolves' success.

 

Injuries

Jalen Hood-Schifino is a game-time decision for the Los Angeles Lakers. There are no reported injuries for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

 

Recent Performances

The Lakers are on a three-game losing streak, including recent losses to the New York Knicks and the San Antonio Spurs. The Timberwolves continue to perform exceptionally well, with recent wins against the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers.

Prediction

The Minnesota Timberwolves, boasting an impressive 11-1 home record, are expected to secure a victory and cover the -5.5 points spread against the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.

Considering the Timberwolves' dominant home performances and the Lakers' poor road record, Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves have a significant advantage in this matchup.

Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5

 

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