Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/12/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Los Angeles Lakers (7-5) will play the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-7) at STAPLES Center on Friday.
The Timberwolves stepped onto the hardwood against the Warriors and took a loss by a score of 123-110 in their last contest. Minnesota finished the game with a 40.6% FG percentage (39 of 96) and converted 17 out of their 44 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves made 15 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding rebounding, they collected a total of 41 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 30 dimes for this game while forcing 6 turnovers and having 8 steals. In reference to defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 47.1% from the floor on 40 out of 85 shooting. Golden State doled out 53 dimes and had 23 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Golden State snagged 33 boards (20 offensive, 13 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Golden State shot 80.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 32 of their 40 attempts. They also knocked down 11 of their 40 attempts from three-point range. In regard to fouls, the Timberwolves finished with 28 and the Warriors accounted for 16 fouls.
Anthony Edwards is one guy who was a factor in this matchup. He left the arena with 48 points on 16 of 27 shooting. He was on the court for 42 mins played and also pulled down 5 boards. Edwards went 59.3% from the floor and recorded 5 dimes.
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Minnesota comes into this game with a mark of 3-7 so far this season. They have an average of 104.6 points per contest (22nd in the league) while going 41.0% from the floor. The Timberwolves are shooting 33.3% on shots from downtown (148 of 444) and 77.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Minnesota is collecting 44.3 boards per game and has accounted for 236 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 25th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 17.2 times per contest and as a team they commit 23.3 fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Timberwolves are able to force 18.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.2 fouls. They are conceding 32.5% from 3-point land while they are 23rd in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (109.6). The Timberwolves defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.8% (391 of 872) and they surrender 50.5 boards per game as a group. They rank 4th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 224 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Lakers walked away with a victory by a final of 120-117 when they played the Heat. The Lakers were able to corral 41 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 22 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. The Heat earned 14 personal fouls in the game which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a rate of 62.5%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Los Angeles converted 18 of 38 tries (47.4%). In all, the Lakers walked away from this one shooting 46 out of 92 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Lakers permitted the Heat to knock down 40 out of 96 attempts from the field which left them shooting 41.7% in the game. They wrapped up this game 27.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 27 of 35 from the free throw line (77.1%). Regarding rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Miami to pull down 36 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Malik Monk ended up being a major contributor for the Lakers for the game. He converted 10 out of 13 for this game for a field goal rate of 76.9%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Monk had 27 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes in this game.
Los Angeles has a mark of 7-5 for the year. As an offensive team, the Lakers are connecting on 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 5th in the NBA. Los Angeles has scored 1,347 points on the season (112.3 per game) and they pull down 46.7 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.5 times per contest (8th in the league) and they turn the ball over 17.1 times per contest. The Lakers commit 21.3 personal fouls per contest and they hit 72.6% from the charity stripe.
The Los Angeles defense gives up 33.4% on 3-pointers (153 of 458) and their opposition makes 71.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 25.6 assists and 48.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 25th and 25th in basketball. The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 28th in the league in points allowed per game with 112.8. They are able to force 17.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (14th in the league).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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