Timberwolves vs. Lakers Info: Odds, Predictions, Live Stream, Start Time for Minnesota, Los Angeles Game

LeBron James' first 10 games with the Los Angeles Lakers (4-6) have been less than ideal.

The Lakers are currently under .500 and coming off a 121-107 loss to the Toronto Raptors, which included falling behind 42-17 at the end of the first quarter -- the biggest quarter deficit by a Laker team during the shot-clock era.

"It's very, very hard to make a game out of it when you start like that and expend so much energy trying to get back into it," James told reporters after the game. "You still learn from it. We're going to watch some film and things of that nature. You don't put too much into it. There are games like this in an 82-game season where you just don't have it. We had it in spurts, but for 48 minutes we didn't have it."

Los Angeles started its season on a three-game losing streak and seems to be struggling to find its chemistry.

Still, things could be worse. The Lakers could be as disfunctional as their opponent on the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-7), their opponent for their Wednesday night primetime game.

Not only do the Wolves have just as many wins and one more loss than Los Angeles, but also have the ongoing turmoil with all-star guard Jimmy Butler, who has voiced his displeasure since the offseason. Butler has publicly requested a trade and has "humiliated" the franchise in the process, one anonymous pundit told the Daily Express.

"They should control the situation and tell Jimmy Butler that he isn't playing until he is traded," he explained. "Because Jimmy Butler is right now humiliating the franchise by saying he wants to leave and wants a trade."

"He's waving the towel with the Golden State Warriors fans," he said following the Timberwolves' loss to Golden State.

Both teams are in desperate need of a big win on Wednesday night. Here's the info you need to know for tonight's game.

Start time: 10:30 p.m. ET

TV channel: ESPN

Live stream: Watch ESPN and NBA League Pass (paid subscription)

Odds: Lakers (-6.5), (-239) via Bovada

Newsweek's Prediction: 

Los Angeles is going through growing pains but they shouldn't last throughout the 2018-19 season. Eventually, James and company will find a groove and play as a cohesive unit. While I don't think tonight will be the moment that completely turns around their season, I do see the Lakers getting a win at home against a team that has even more problems than they do.

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