The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to for back to back wins on the road as they face the LA Lakers from NBA pro basketball on Wednesday night. The Timberwolves and Lakers will begin from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 10:30PM Eastern Time and it’s the NBA League Pass providing the live national television broadcast of this game.
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The current betting odds at Oddsmaker has the home team LA Lakers favored by -5 points and the over under lined at 187 ½ points. Bettors who wager on the LA Lakers on the money line will lay -220 odds. Those who believe the Minnesota Timberwolves can win this game straight up tonight can get back +180 odds for their wager on the money line on the underdog side.
The Lakers have dominated recent meetings against Minnesota with 10 straight wins. This is the second meeting between these two Western conference clubs. A month ago the Lakers invaded Minnesota and came away with a 5 point road win as a two point underdog. The Lakers were on a road back to back in the straight up win.
The Timberwolves have played impressively with two straight wins and five wins over their past five games. Minnesota got great production from their bench in their 109-97 road victory against the Clippers last night as a +6 ½ point underdog. Minnesota had a huge fourth quarter with 36 points and outscoring the Clips by a margin of 15 points. Kevin Love was forced to leave the game last night with a rib injury. Kevin Love is listed as probable for tonight’s game.
LA comes in off the All Star break with injury concerns to Kobe Bryant. In the All Star game Kobe suffered a broken nose and slight concussion. Bryant is listed as questionable for tonight’s game as he must pass a concussion test prior to game time to be allowed by the league to play in tonight’s game. Kobe has no control over his playing status tonight as a computer will determine whether he is healthy enough to play tonight. The Lakers entered the All Star break with a 20-14 record on the season. The team has been good at home with a 14-2 straight up mark.