The Minnesota Timberwolves will visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, March 3rd, in the second of three meetings between the two teams this season. The Timberwolves won the first meeting by a score of 111-102.
The 32-32 Timberwolves are in eighth place in the Western Conference. Minnesota is currently ranked tenth in points per game and 23rd in offensive rating, while ranking 18th in opponents points per game and tenth in defensive rating.
The 30-33 Lakers are 11th in the Western Conference. Los Angeles is ranked seventh in points per game and 21st in offensive rating, while ranking 25th in opponents points per game and 18th in defensive rating.
The Timberwolves are 12-18 on the road, while the Lakers are 15-14 at home.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers Match Details
Fixture: Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers
Date and Time: Friday, March 3rd, 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report
Minnesota Timberwolves star big man Karl-Anthony Towns will miss his 43rd consecutive game with a right calf strain, while guard Jaylen Nowell is questionable with a left knee injury.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward LeBron James is out with right foot soreness. Starting point guard D’Angelo Russell is also listed as out with a right ankle sprain.
|Karl Anthony-Towns||Minnesota Timberwolves||Out||Calf|
|Jaylen Nowell||Minnesota Timberwolves||Questionable||Knee|
|LeBron James||Los Angeles Lakers||Out||Foot|
|D’Angelo Russell||Los Angeles Lakers||Out||Ankle|
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds and Spread
|Los Angeles Lakers||+1|
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers Starting 5s
Timberwolves – PG Mike Conley, SG Anthony Edwards, SF Kyle Anderson, PF Jaden McDaniels, C Rudy Gobert
Lakers – PG Dennis Schroder, SG Malik Beasley, SF Troy Brown Jr., PF Jarred Vanderbilt, C Anthony Davis
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Prediction
The Los Angeles Lakers have looked like a completely different team since shaking up their roster at the trade deadline, playing some of their best basketball of the season during that stretch. While the Lakers will be without LeBron James and D’Angelo Russell while facing the Minnesota Timberwolves, they were able to win their most recent outing with those two, as well as Anthony Davis, sidelined. Look for the Lakers to continue their rise in the Western Conference standings as they defeat the Timberwolves outright.