Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: 2/16/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 15, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-20) are big, 38.5-point underdogs against the Los Angeles Lakers (21-7) at Target Center on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The game tips at 8:00 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The matchup has an over/under of 208.5 points.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -38.5 -117 -133 208.5 -117 -125
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Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Minnesota has a 7-3 record against Los Angeles. The Lakers have an advantage against the spread (2-0) when squaring off against the Timberwolves.

Lakers vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
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
12/8/2019 Lakers Lakers -10.5 227.5 -585 436 Regular Season 142-125 LAL
1/24/2019 Lakers Regular Season 120-105 MIN
1/6/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 108-86 MIN
11/7/2018 Lakers Regular Season 114-110 LAL
10/29/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 124-120 MIN
4/6/2018 Lakers Regular Season 113-96 MIN
2/15/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 119-111 MIN
1/1/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 114-96 MIN
12/25/2017 Lakers Regular Season 121-104 MIN
  • 12/8/2019 DNP – Lakers: Avery Bradley
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 13-15 record.
    • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 12 of 28 games this season (42.9%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Timberwolves Betting Information

    • Minnesota has covered the spread in half of its outings, going 12-12-2 ATS.
    • In 13 out Minnesota’s 26 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.
    Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 20 of 28 outings (71.4%) this season, the Lakers and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 208.5 points.
    • Minnesota has played in 23 games this season (out of 27 total matchups — 85.2% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 208.5 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 12.6 more points per game (221.1) than this matchup’s total of 208.5 points.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 221.5 points per game, 13.0 more than the point total for this matchup.
    • The Lakers’ average point total in outings this season is 218.7, 10.2 points higher than the total in this game.
    • The average over/under in Timberwolves games this year is 15.4 more points than the point total of 208.5 for this outing.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring (25.5 points per game) and assisting (7.9 assists per game).
    • Anthony Davis paces Los Angeles with 8.4 rebounds per game.
    • James makes 2.6 threes per game to lead the Lakers.
    • Davis averages 1.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.

    Timberwolves Leaders

    • Karl-Anthony Towns leads the team in both scoring (21.6 points per game) and rebounding (11.3 rebounds per game).
    • The Minnesota leader in assists is Ricky Rubio with 6.2 assists per game.
    • Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other member of the Timberwolves, averaging 3.4 treys per game.
    • Minnesota’s Rubio has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.3 per game and Towns is first in blocks with 2.1 per game.
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