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Wolves-Lakers Betting Preview: How to Play This Matchup of Bad ATS Teams

Nov 07, 2018 12:00 PM EST

Photo credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jimmy Butler and LeBron James

Betting odds: Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers

  • Spread: Lakers -6
  • Over/Under: 239
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN

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The 4-7 Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Los Angeles to face the 4-6 Lakers. It’s a matchup between two of the most dysfunctional teams in the league. What could go wrong?

Can the Wolves come together for a much-needed road win, or will LeBron James and Co. take care of business? Our analysts discuss.

Betting Trends to Know

Non-playoff teams from 2017-18 have gone 42-35-2 (55%) against the spread when playing postseason participants from last season. The Lakers are 1-6 straight-up and ATS in this scenario.

The Lakers lost to the Raptors, 121-107, on Sunday. Bettors assume that a team featuring LeBron will bounce back after a blowout loss, but they have been wrong.

Since the 2014-15 season, LeBron’s teams have gone 17-39 ATS following a loss of 10 or more points in the regular season. John Ewing


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