Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 10/29/2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, October 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 2-4. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.3 as they average 122.3 points per contest while giving up 122.0 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 2-4 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 112.7 points per game and surrender 117.2, good for a point differential of -4.5.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-1-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/28/18 G Andrew Wiggins Quad is questionable Monday vs LA Lakers
Kyle Kuzma averages 19.5 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 15.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Jimmy Butler averages 20.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 122.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Los Angeles averages 122.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 27.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 117.2 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Minnesota is 13th in the league with 112.7 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -4.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Timberwolves are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Lakers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 21st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 105.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Los Angeles is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Timberwolves are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -2
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