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LA Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick

by Scott Burgess on Friday, March 6th, 2009

The LA Lakers are winners of seven of their last ten, and five straight at home, while the Minnesota Timberwolves have just one win in their last ten games. The LA Lakers (49-12) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (18-42) for some slammin NBA action. The Lakers lead the Timberwolves 7-0 SU. NBA oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com have the Lakers as whopping -15 point home favs over the Timberwolves with the over/under set at 215 ½ points. Get your LA Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick in now at Sportsbook.com

The Timberwolves recently lost to the Warriors 94-118 at home. Their top producers were Randy Foye with 19pts, while Kevin Love added 18pts 14 rebounds and Mike Miller pulled down 13 rebounds. The Timberwolves are 1-9 SU without leading scorer Al Jefferson and have dropped their last seven, including the past five by an average of 16.0 points since their narrow loss to the Lakers. They are 11th in the West but have fallen within six games of conference-worst Sacramento. Former UCLA star Kevin Love returns to Los Angeles after posting his 17th double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 boards. The fifth overall pick in last year's draft is averaging 12.6 points and 9.7 rebounds since being inserted into the starting lineup Feb. 4. Timberwolves starting point guard Sebastian Telfair is expected to return after missing the last two games with a sore groin muscle. The Timberwolves are 10-19 SU on the road where they average 99.4 ppg and give up an average 102.6 ppg. They are 1-4 SU in their last five road games where they’ve averaged 102.2 ppg and given up an average 108.2 ppg. The Wolves are 26-33-1 ATS overall, 18-11 ATS on the road and 15-13-1 over/under on the road.

The Lakers recently beat the Grizzlies 99-89 at home. Their top scorers were Kobe Bryant with 31pts, while Pau Gasol added 13pts and Lamar Odem pulled down 13 rebounds. Bryant is scoring 30.4ppg as the Lakers have won seven straight against Minnesota, including three this season. Odem has averaged 6.0 points on 26.7 percent shooting in his last three games. Odom hit 1-of-8 from the field and matched a season low with two points Tuesday, but he also had 13 rebounds, eight assists and a season-high six blocks. The Lakers are 28-4 SU at home where they average 109 ppg and give up an average 99 ppg. They are 5-0 SU in their last five home games where they’ve averaged 109.4 ppg and given up an average 97.4 ppg. The Lakers are 31-30 ATS overall, 15-17 ATS at home and 20-12 over/under at home.

Recent Trends to Consider:       

  • Timberwolves are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
  • Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
  • Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
  • Favorite is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
  • Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

LA Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick
When: Fri, Mar 6, 2009 7:00 PM ET
Line: Sportsbook.com
Pick: Lakers -15

Point-Spreads.com LA Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick

The Bottom Line: The Lakers have beaten the Wolves by an average 13ppg in seven meetings. I can see Kobe on the bench early in the fourth. Pick the Wolves to cover the spread. Get your LA Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick in now at Sportsbook.com and receive a 10% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!

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