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Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines, Over/Under | January 2

The Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19) are underdogs (by 7.5 points) to stop a three-game road losing streak when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers (18-19) on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 9:30 PM ET.

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Lakers vs. Timberwolves Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Staples Center
  • Moneyline favorite: Lakers (-352)
  • Spread: Lakers (-7.5)
  • Los Angeles has covered the spread 16 times this season (16-21-0).
  • The Lakers have an ATS record of 2-6 when playing as at least 7.5-point favorites.
  • This season, Los Angeles’ games have hit the over 20 times.
  • The Lakers average just 2.0 more points per game (111.1) than the Timberwolves give up (109.1).
  • Los Angeles has a 12-10 record against the spread and a 15-7 record overall when putting up more than 109.1 points.
  • This season, the Lakers have a 46.5% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.7% higher than the 44.8% of shots the Timberwolves’ opponents have knocked down.
  • In games Los Angeles shoots better than 44.8% from the field, it is 13-12 against the spread and 15-10 overall.
  • Minnesota has compiled an 18-17-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games they were an underdog in by 7.5 points or more so far this year, the Timberwolves have gone 3-1 against the spread.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total 18 times this year.
  • The Timberwolves’ 108.1 points per game are just 4.1 fewer points than the 112.2 the Lakers give up to opponents.
  • Minnesota has put together a 9-3 ATS record and an 8-4 overall record in games it scores more than 112.2 points.
  • This season, Minnesota has an 11-3 record against the spread and a 10-4 record overall in games the team collectively shoots over 44.4% from the field.

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Statistics and Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers Stat Timberwolves Stat Timberwolves Rank
7th 46.5 Field Goal % 42.9 27th
12th 44.4 Field Goal % Allowed 44.8 13th
8th 902 Assists 825 19th
29th 559 Turnovers 504 23rd
4th 304 Steals 300 6th
2nd 215 Blocks 199 6th


  • Los Angeles is 4-6 overall and 6-4-0 against the spread over its past 10 contests.
  • The final score of the past 10 Los Angeles games has exceeded the set total five times.
  • Across their last 10 games, the Lakers have scored 1.1 fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.


  • Minnesota covered the spread seven times in its last 10 matchups while putting up a 5-5 record straight-up in those games.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to hit the over in seven of the past 10 games.
  • Across their past 10 games, the Timberwolves have scored 0.8 more points per contest compared to their 108.1 PPG season-long scoring average.

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