Los Angeles Lakers will face tough times trying to get the first win on the board on Friday against Minnesota Timberwolves.
- Minnesota have just scored 134 points past San Antonio on Wednesday
- The Lakers suffered the fourth straight loss two days ago
- Anthony Edwards has been red-hot for the Wolves against the Spurs
LA Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Tips
Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5 @ -110 (1.90)
Anthony Edwards Over 22.5 Points @ -110 (1.90)
Analysis and Reason for Predictions
The Lakers are still winless
Los Angeles Lakers will continue their tough schedule at the start of the season with the trip to Minneapolis and the clash against Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Lakers are still searching for their maiden win of the season having lost all four games so far. The latest defeat came on Wednesday night when they did not have a solution for Nikola Jokic and his Denver Nuggets (110-99).
Russell Westbrook, whom many accuse of being the main source of problems in the Lakers) sat out the clash against Mile High Basketball through injury but it did not help much as the LA team looked poor once again.
LeBron James had a dismal evening while Anthony Davis did not take many shots at all on the occasion.
The Lakers will now have big problems trying to defend Minnesota’s elite bigs here as we are afraid the visitors may be in for another defeat on Friday.
Anthony Edwards is on fire for the Wolves
Minnesota improved to a 3-2 record two days ago when they dispatched San Antonio Spurs in a phenomenal offensive showing.
The hosts notched 134 points in the important rebound win over the same opposition that has surprisingly beaten them on Monday.
Anthony Edwards logged in 34 points, while backup guard Jaylen Nowell chipped in with 23 for the Timberwolves two days ago.
Edwards is generally the team’s top scorer with 22.8 points per game and we fancy his hot form to guide Minnesota towards an important home win here.
We also have to mention D’Angelo Russell who had nine assists on Wednesday, as well as Karl-Anthony Towns who contributed with 21 points and 7 assists.
The Timberwolves to have too much for the struggling Lakers here
Los Angeles Lakers will be highly motivated to finally grab a result here but we can hardly see them achieving the goal in these circumstances and against Minnesota who have just bagged 134 points past the Spurs two days ago.
We’ll take the Timberwolves to win in -4.5 points at the -110 odds, while Anthony Edwards is another great shout to score Over 22.5 points at the -110 odds.