|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Los Angeles Lakers, a team that is fifth in the Western Conference, will be playing the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.
The Timberwolves are in tenth in the conference and are one game out of a playoff spot. The LA Lakers have a 20-14 record with a 14-2 record at home in the Staples Center. The Timberwolves are 17-17 and are 7-7 on the road.
The Lakers lead the NBA in total rebounds with an average of 45.7 rebounds in each game. Andrew Bynum is getting 12.8 rebounds per game while Pau Gasol is getting 10.6.
There are concerns about Kobe Bryant, the leading scorer for both the Lakers and the NBA in general. Bryant suffered a broken nose during the All Star Game this past weekend. Bryant should not expect to miss a substantial amount of playing time. However, this is a major point for the team to watch for. Bryant is getting 28.4 points per game. This includes the 35 he had last time against the Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves will be playing in their second game in two days as they play the Lakers. The Timberwolves will be playing the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center the night before.
Kevin Love leads the Timberwolves with 25 points per game and is also third in the NBA in this category. He is also getting 14 rebounds in each game. Ricky Rubio has become a popular figure for the Timberwolves as well. He has not only 11.3 points per game but also 8.4 assists and 2.4 steals in each game. He is second in the NBA in steals.
The Lakers are listed by the sportbook as the favorite but it is not be too much. The Lakers have a -4.5 advantage with a -105 payout for the game. The payout for the +4.5 odds on the Timberwolves is also -105. This will be a close game between both of these teams.