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Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 12/27/2020

The Los Angeles Lakers (1-1) are 9-point favorites as they prepare to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0) on December 27, 2020. The point total for the matchup is 229.

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Lakers vs. Timberwolves Betting Data

Lakers vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -9 -110 -110 229 -110 -110

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles had a 47-43-2 record against the spread last year.
  • When they played as at least 9-point favorites, the Lakers had a record ATS of 12-15-1.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents hit the over in just 47.8% of games last season (44 out of 92 matchups).

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Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Against the spread last season, Minnesota was under .500: 23-40-1.
  • The Timberwolves were 0-2 against the spread when at least 9-point underdogs.
  • Minnesota hit the over in 54.7% of its games (35 of 64 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles and its opponents hit the over on Sunday's 229 total in 28 out of 92 games (30.4%) last year.
  • In Minnesota's games last season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Sunday's matchup point total in 33 out of 64 matchups (51.6%).
  • The point total for the matchup of 229 is 2.5 points more than the combined points per game averages last season for the Lakers (113.3 points per game) and the Timberwolves (113.2 points per game).
  • This game's over/under is 4.2 fewer points than the 224.8 these two teams combined to give up per game in 2019-20.
  • On average, the over/under in Lakers games last season was 8.4 points fewer than the over/under of 229 points in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 1.8 points fewer than the average over/under in Timberwolves' games last season (230.8 points).

Previous Matchups

Minnesota has won a majority of its last 10 games against Los Angeles, going 7-3, while the Lakers have covered the spread in that game against the Timberwolves.

Lakers vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
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
4/9/2017 - Lakers - - - - Regular Season 110-109 LAL
  • 12/8/2019 DNP - Lakers: Avery Bradley
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    Lakers Players to Watch

    • Karl-Anthony Towns accumulated 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game last season.
    • Ricky Rubio distributed 8.8 assists per game while scoring 13.0 PPG.
    • D'Angelo Russell made 3.6 threes per game a season ago.
    • Rubio averaged 1.4 takeaways per game, while Towns compiled 1.2 rejections per contest.

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    Timberwolves Players to Watch

    • Towns accumulated 26.5 points and 10.8 boards per game last season.
    • Rubio averaged 8.8 assists per game while also scoring 13.0 points per contest.
    • Russell knocked down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.6 per contest a season ago.
    • Rubio and Towns were defensive standouts last season, with Rubio averaging 1.4 steals per game and Towns collecting 1.2 blocks per contest.

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    Injury Report

    Lakers:

    Anthony Davis: Out (Right Calf),

    LeBron James: Day To Day (Left Ankle)

    Timberwolves:

    Jaylen Nowell: Day To Day (Left Calf)

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