Saturday, January 22, 2022

Lakers vs. Timberwolves odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 2 prediction from proven computer model

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves wrap up Sunday’s NBA schedule at 9:30 p.m. ET from the Crypto.com Arena, where the Lakers are 11-10 this season. Minnesota is 16-19 overall and has lost four of its last five games, however, the Timberwolves have won each of the previous two meetings between the two teams this season. Karl-Anthony Towns (health and safety protocols) has missed Minnesota’s last four games and will remain out on Sunday.

Los Angeles is favored by eight points in the latest Lakers vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 221.5. Before entering any Timberwolves vs. Lakers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 48-24 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Timberwolves. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Lakers vs. Timberwolves:

  • Lakers vs. Timberwolves spread: Lakers -8
  • Lakers vs. Timberwolves over-under: 221.5 points

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What you need to know about the Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards (protocols) made his return to the lineup on Friday against Utah, but his 26 points weren’t enough to push the Timberwolves to a win. Malik Beasley also had a strong showing, finishing with 22 points, but the Jazz still took the 120-108 victory. Edwards had missed the team’s previous six games, and made just 9-of-21 shots against Utah. Reports ahead of the game suggested he could be in for a lighter workload tonight as Minnesota monitors his conditioning.

Also missing from Minnesota’s lineup will be starting guard D’Angelo Russell. Russell has averaged 18.7 points this season, but has missed eight total games between injury and illness. Patrick Beverley and Naz Reid replaced Russell and Towns in the lineup against Utah and combined for 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

What you need to know about the Lakers

Los Angeles couldn’t have asked for better way to wrap up 2021 than the 139-106 win the Lakers got at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, when Los Angeles had established a 101-77 advantage. LeBron James had a huge game for Los Angeles; he shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 43 points and 14 boards.

Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 16 points against his former team, and Malik Monk was the team’s next-highest scorer against Portland, scoring 18 points to go with four rebounds and a block. 

How to make Timberwolves vs. Lakers picks

The model has simulated Lakers vs. Timberwolves 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Lakers vs. Timberwolves? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out

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