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Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/31/2023 Free Picks, Analysis and Odds

Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/31/2023 Free Picks, Analysis and Odds

The Los Angeles Lakers hit the road once again as they head to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves on Friday night. The Lakers, who have a .500 record this season, are coming off a strong 11-point victory over the Chicago Bulls. Despite allowing the Bulls to score 110 points on 51.1% shooting, the Lakers were able to secure the win by dominating the rebounding battle and forcing 14 turnovers. On the offensive end, the Lakers were in top form, scoring an impressive 121 points and shooting 52.3% from the field and 35% from beyond the arc. Anthony Davis played a crucial role in the win, scoring a team-high 38 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while LeBron James contributed 25 points and seven rebounds.

The LA Lakers have been on a nice run as they’ve won four of their last five matches overall. The Lakers will try to stay hot after beating the Bulls in a 121-110 road win on Wednesday. PF Anthony Davis led with 38 points, nine rebounds and four assists on 13 of 20 shooting, LeBron James added 25 points with eight rebounds and four assists while Austin Reaves chipped in with 19 points and five assists on seven of eight shooting. As a team, the Lakers shot 52 percent from the field and seven of 20 from the 3-point line as they stormed out to an 18-point lead, and they never took their foot off the gas as they led from start to finish. 

  • The total stayed UNDER in 10 of the LA Lakers’ last 13 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
  • The LA Lakers are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games played in March.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Friday.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/31/2023 Free Picks, Analysis and Odds

The Minnesota Timberwolves, on the other hand, are coming off a loss to the Phoenix Suns that ended their winning streak. Despite shooting 44.4% from the field, Minnesota struggled offensively, missing key free throws and committing 21 turnovers. 

Defensively, the Timberwolves struggled to contain the Suns, allowing 107 points on 41.7% shooting. Anthony Edwards led Minnesota’s offense with 31 points on 22 shots, while Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 25 points and eight rebounds.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 meetings with the LA Lakers.
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total remained UNDER in 5 of the T-Wolves’ last 5 home games with the Lakers. 

Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves. The NBA pick for this game is the Minnesota Timberwolves. The LA Lakers and the T-Wolves are playing superb basketball lately and will continue their competitive push in the play-in phase of the tournament. AD has returned to form as of late. Take the Lakers Friday night on the road to get the job done. Prediction, Los Angeles Lakers win and cover 115-104.

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023


NBA Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5 

NBA Totals: 231.5

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