Timberwolves vs Lakers | On Friday night, the winless Lakers will play host to the Timberwolves! It’s time to continue our NBA odds series with a prediction and pick for the Lakers vs Timberwolves game.
I don’t think anyone foresaw the Lakers’ 0–4 record. Despite having a difficult opening week of the season, they have faced four quality opposition. Los Angeles severely wasted the chance against Portland and will now try to get their first victory against another strong Western team.
For the Lakers, injuries have come up once more, and Anthony Davis might not play tonight. Due to a back ailment, he will be evaluated during the game.
Since defeating the San Antonio Spurs in their most recent game, Minnesota is (3-2) on the year. They split their two games against San Antonio over a brief two-game span.
They have only played against three teams in five games after facing the Oklahoma City Thunder twice. They have an opportunity to put a LeBron James-led team in a hole (0-5) in this game, so they should enjoy themselves.
Lakers vs. Timberwolves NBA odds Los Angeles Lakers odds are +6.5. (-110)
Timberwolves of Minnesota: -6.5 (-110)
Over: 230 (-110) (-110)
Under: 230 (-110)
The Lakers’ Potential to Cover the Spread
The Lakers need to win tonight more than anything. The campaign’s launch has been disastrous because nothing seems to be going well. LeBron is performing as we anticipated. On the season, he has averaged 25.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 7.8 assists.
What else might he do?
Outside of AD and 9.5 rebounds per game, the rest of the roster isn’t doing well at all. Despite scoring 15.3 points per game on average, Lonnie Walker only shoots 43% from the field.
Tonight, all eyes will be on Russell Westbrook. If AD plays, he will come off the bench; however, Woj predicts that if AD sits out this game, Russ will return to the starting lineup.
If you support the Lakers, this is not a positive omen. Russ used to be one of the league’s best players, but it appears that he has lost a lot of his touch. Let’s put it this way: 2022 is not the year of the Russian.
If LA wants to win this game, a lot of things must occur tonight. If AD participates, they still have a chance to cover the 6.5-point spread. The wise thing to do is to give AD a break because the season is long. In either case, the Lakers will battle for the entire 48 minutes in an effort to claim their first victory. It’s difficult to write them off when LeBron is in charge of the team.