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Minnesota Timberwolves vs (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers

Game Date: Sunday, November 10, 2013 | Game Time: 9:35 PM | Home Line: 4.0 | Total: 209.0

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Minnesota Timberwolves v (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers Series Betting Trends

The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to (LAK) Los Angeles to play the Lakers at 9:35 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2013. (LAK) Los Angeles is the underdog in this matchup, getting 4.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 209.0.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NBA sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Timberwolves/Lakers Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
March 28, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 107Minnesota143
February 4, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 99Minnesota109-10.5217.0
December 20, 2013 Minnesota 91(LAK) Los Angeles1046.0210.5
November 10, 2013 Minnesota 113(LAK) Los Angeles904.0209.0
March 27, 2013 (LAK) Los Angeles 120Minnesota1174.5205.5
February 28, 2013 Minnesota 94(LAK) Los Angeles116
February 1, 2013 (LAK) Los Angeles 111Minnesota1002.5197.5
March 16, 2012 Minnesota 92(LAK) Los Angeles97-7.5196.0
March 9, 2012 (LAK) Los Angeles 105Minnesota102-1.0192.0
February 29, 2012 Minnesota 85(LAK) Los Angeles104-6.0189.0

When looking at the last 68 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 42 games compared to 26 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Minnesota/(LAK) Los Angeles series is 101.1 ppg while the vistor has put up 97.3 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3.8 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 68 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 3.8 ppg. That represents a value number of 7.8 when meassured against the offered line of 4.0, suggesting a wager on (LAK) Los Angeles makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 68 games between the Timberwolves and the Lakers is 198.4 per game. That creates a differential of 10.6 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 209.0 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Minnesota as the road team and with (LAK) Los Angeles as the home team.

Recent Results when Minnesota visits (LAK) Los Angeles

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 20, 2013 Minnesota 91(LAK) Los Angeles1046.0210.5
November 10, 2013 Minnesota 113(LAK) Los Angeles904.0209.0
February 28, 2013 Minnesota 94(LAK) Los Angeles116
March 16, 2012 Minnesota 92(LAK) Los Angeles97-7.5196.0
February 29, 2012 Minnesota 85(LAK) Los Angeles104-6.0189.0
March 18, 2011 Minnesota 98(LAK) Los Angeles106-14.0200.5
November 9, 2010 Minnesota 94(LAK) Los Angeles99-17.0217.5

When looking at the last 34 games in this series while (LAK) Los Angeles has been the home team, we can see the Lakers have won 28 games compared to 6 wins for the Timberwolves. Average points scored per game by (LAK) Los Angeles in this situation is is 101.5 ppg while Minnesota has put up 93.3 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 8.2 favoring the Lakers.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 8.2 ppg. That represents a value number of 12.2 when meassured against the offered line of 4.0, suggesting a wager on the Lakers makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks when you ponder a bet against the line, looking at this wager in the vacuum of this series situation.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 34 games between the Timberwolves and the Lakers is 194.8 per game. That creates a differential of 14.2 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 209.0 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Can the Minnesota Timberwolves Cover the Spread?

This season the Minnesota Timberwolves have played 13 games, averaging 99.9 points per game, while allowing 109.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 3-10. Let's have a closer look at recent Minnesota Timberwolves results.

Recent Minnesota Timberwolves Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 26, 2014 Milwaukee 103Minnesota861.0204.5
November 22, 2014 Sacramento 113Minnesota1018.5212.0
November 21, 2014 San Antonio 121Minnesota928.0199.5
November 19, 2014 New York 99Minnesota115-1.5204.0
November 15, 2014 Minnesota 117Dallas131-11.5211.0
November 14, 2014 Minnesota 91New Orleans139-8.0206.0
November 12, 2014 Houston 113Minnesota1016.5205.5

This season the Minnesota Timberwolves have played 6 games on the road, averaging 100.3 points per game, while allowing 113.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 1-5. Let's have a closer look at recent Minnesota Timberwolves results on the road.

Recent Minnesota Timberwolves Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 15, 2014 Minnesota 117Dallas131-11.5211.0
November 14, 2014 Minnesota 91New Orleans139-8.0206.0
November 8, 2014 Minnesota 92Miami102-7.5205.0
November 7, 2014 Minnesota 103Orlando1124.0204.0
November 5, 2014 Minnesota 98Brooklyn91-5.0208.5

Can the (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers Cover the Spread?

This season the (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers have played 15 games, averaging 101.4 points per game, while allowing 110.8 points per game. This has led to a season record of 3-10. Let's have a closer look at recent (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers results.

Recent (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 26, 2014 Memphis 99(LAK) Los Angeles936.5202.5
November 23, 2014 Denver 101(LAK) Los Angeles941.5221.0
November 21, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 106Dallas140-9.0217.0
November 19, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 98Houston92-11.5208.5
November 18, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 114Atlanta109-9.5214.0
November 16, 2014 Golden St. 136(LAK) Los Angeles1158.0211.5
November 14, 2014 San Antonio 93(LAK) Los Angeles808.5204.0
November 12, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 102New Orleans109-10.5209.0
November 11, 2014 (LAK) Los Angeles 102Memphis107-9.5197.5
November 9, 2014 Charlotte 92(LAK) Los Angeles1072.5202.5

This season the (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers have played 8 games here at home, averaging 99.5 points per game, while allowing 107.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 1-7. Let's have a closer look at recent (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers results when playing at home.

Recent (LAK) Los Angeles Lakers Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
November 26, 2014 Memphis 99(LAK) Los Angeles936.5202.5
November 23, 2014 Denver 101(LAK) Los Angeles941.5221.0
November 16, 2014 Golden St. 136(LAK) Los Angeles1158.0211.5
November 14, 2014 San Antonio 93(LAK) Los Angeles808.5204.0
November 9, 2014 Charlotte 92(LAK) Los Angeles1072.5202.5
November 4, 2014 Phoenix 112(LAK) Los Angeles1066.0212.0
October 31, 2014 (LAC) Los Angeles 118(LAK) Los Angeles11110.5208.5
October 28, 2014 Houston 108(LAK) Los Angeles907.0207.0
October 6, 2014 Denver 95(LAK) Los Angeles98
April 13, 2014 Memphis 102(LAK) Los Angeles9012.0209.0

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