Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [12/21/2023]

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks  [12/21/2023]

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to meet in NBA action at Target Center on Thursday, with tipoff at 9:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's full betting preview for Thursday's Lakers vs. Timberwolves matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used advanced machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the outcome of Thursday's NBA matchup between the Lakers and Timberwolves 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our popular predictive analytics model currently gives the Timberwolves a 76% chance of beating the Lakers, and our predicted final score has the Timberwolves winning 114-106.

According to our model, the bookmakers have got it right, and both the Lakers and Timberwolves have a 50% chance of covering the spread, while the 222.5-point Over/Under also has a 51% chance of going under.

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Lakers vs. Timberwolves Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Lakers Timberwolves
Spread +8.5 (-110) -8.5 (-110)
Moneyline +290 -345
Total o222.5 (-110) u222.5 (-110)
  • The Timberwolves are listed as -8.5 favorites versus the Lakers, with -110 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Lakers (+8.5) to cover the spread, BetMGM also has the best odds currently on offer at -110.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Timberwolves at -345. That means you can risk $345 to win $100 for a total payout of $445 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Lakers at +290, where you can bet $100 to profit $290, earning a total payout of $390 if they win.
  • The Over/Under is set at 222.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all of the online sports betting sites that are available in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Timberwolves -8.5 -110
Moneyline Lakers +290
Total Under 222.5 -110


While the Timberwolves are more likely to win the game, taking the Lakers moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers is one of the keys to achieving long-term profitability as a bettor.

Our NBA best bets are based on detailed simulations and betting intelligence to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Player Props

Looking for Lakers vs. Timberwolves NBA player props? We uss the best information available to project how each team's leading players will perform at Target Center.

Anthony Davis is expected to lead the Lakers with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists, while Anthony Edwards is projected to have 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the Timberwolves.

Lakers Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Lakers:

Anthony Davis 24 12 3 0
D'Angelo Russell 16 3 6 2
Austin Reaves 14 4 4 2
Rui Hachimura 13 4 1 1
Taurean Prince 13 3 2 2

Timberwolves Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Timberwolves:

Anthony Edwards 24 6 5 3
Karl-Anthony Towns 21 10 6 3
Naz Reid 15 6 2 3
Mike Conley 14 3 5 3
Jaden McDaniels 14 3 2 2

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out the best NBA trends for today's games.

Don't forget, our model updates frequently, so keep an eye on this page for any changes to our betting insights ahead of the Lakers vs. Timberwolves on Thursday December 21, 2023.

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Game Information

Thursday's game between the Timberwolves and Lakers at Target Center is scheduled to begin at 9:00PM ET.


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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Thursday's Lakers vs. Timberwolves clash, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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