Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Parlay 1/1/2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, January 1, 2018.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 11-23. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.8 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 22-14. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per contest and giving up 106.7, which is a point differential of 1.9.
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Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-18-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-15-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-19-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 20-15-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/31/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Legal problems is OUT Sunday vs Houston & Monday vs. Minnesota
12/24/17 PG Lonzo Ball Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/19/17 C Brook Lopez Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/31/17 G Andrew Wiggins Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Indiana
12/30/17 F Jimmy Butler Ankle injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Indiana
12/30/17 PG Tyus Jones Finger injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Indiana
12/27/17 PG Jeff Teague Knee is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.4 points per contest in 23.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Jimmy Butler has scored 21.2 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 110.1 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 106.3 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.79 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 16.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 106.7 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 41.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year. Minnesota is 6th in the NBA with 108.6 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.92. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.5 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 22.9. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.4.
The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league.
Minnesota is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 6th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles and over the total points
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