Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/27/2014
Friday, November 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Staples Center in Los Angeles
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The Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost four straight road games, will be visiting the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Last season, Minnesota won three out of their four games against the Lakers.
The Timberwolves were outscored 31-16 in the fourth quarter of their game against the Milwaukee Bucks and were blown out 103-86 on their home court. They shot just 38.3 percent from the field in that loss, and they also turned the ball over 19 times.
Through 13 games, the Wolves have had one of the worst defenses by giving up nearly 110 points per game to their opponents. Their top scorer is shooting guard Kevin Martin, who is averaging 20.4 points per game. Point guard Ricky Rubio is scoring 9.4 points per game while dishing out 10 assists per game.
On Wednesday night, the Lakers lost their third game in a row when they were defeated 99-93 by the Memphis Grizzlies at home. They only had 11 turnovers in that game, but they finished with just a 40.7 percent field goal percentage.
Through their first 14 games, the Lakers are in the bottom 10 in the league in both assists per game and points allowed per game. Center Jordan Hill has been the team's most efficient player and has averaged 13.7 points per game with a team-best 9.8 boards per game this season.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-8-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-4-0 against the Over/Under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Lakers are 7-7-1 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Lakers are 9-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/27/14 C Nikola Pekovic Wrist "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
11/26/14 G Mo Williams Illness "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
11/26/14 C Ronny Turiaf Hip doubtful Friday vs. LA Lakers
11/21/14 G Kevin Martin Wrist out indefinitely
11/08/14 G Ricky Rubio Ankle out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers
11/24/14 F Xavier Henry Achilles out indefinitely
11/17/14 F Ryan Kelly Hamstring out indefinitely
10/28/14 F Julius Randle Tibia out for season
10/23/14 G Steve Nash Back out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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