The Minnesota Timberwolves will travel to tackle the Orlando Magic in a Wednesday night NBA matchup on the Amway Center in Orlando. With that said, it’s a very good time to examine out our NBA odds series, which incorporates a Timberwolves-Magic prediction and pick, laid out below.
Minnesota has gone 6-8 this season, snapping a three-game losing streak with a victory over Cleveland on Sunday. Head coach Chris Finch reached the playoffs last season with a 46-36 record. Minnesota has multiple stars who can lead this team to a different playoff appearance, but it surely has been a rough start acclimating Rudy Gobert to the lineup.
Orlando has suffered through a 4-10 begin to the season, snapping a two-game winning streak with a loss to Charlotte on Monday. Orlando was awful last season, going 22-60 and earning the highest spot within the NBA Draft. Ownership opted to bring back Jamahl Mosley even after a putrid season.
Listed below are the Timberwolves-Magic NBA odds, courtesy of FanDuel
NBA Odds: Timberwolves-Magic Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves: -6.5 (-108)
Orlando Magic: +6.5 (-112)
Over: 222.5 (-110)
Under: 222.5 (-110)
Why The Timberwolves Could Cover The Spread
While it hasn’t been smooth sailing to date for this Timberwolves team, there still is a boatload in place. It’s only a matter of all of it meshing and coming together. Karl-Anthony Towns has starred once more for Minnesota, leading the team with 21.3 points per game and rating second with 9.3 rebounds per game. Towns has shot 51.5 percent from the sphere and a powerful 89.1 percent from the free throw line. Third-year guard Anthony Edwards, a former first overall pick, is second on the team with 20.9 points per game. Rudy Gobert’s numbers are a bit down, but he’s still a force down low. D’Angelo Russell has been mostly awful this season, but he just had his best game of the season against Cleveland with 30 points on 11-of-13 shooting.
Minnesota ranks fourth within the league with a 48.1 shooting percentage from the sphere. Scoring 114.3 points per game, Minnesota’s offense ranks twelfth within the league. Defense has been a little bit of a struggle for Minnesota, nevertheless, despite the addition of Gobert. Opponents have scored 116.2 points per game on the Timberwolves, which ranks twenty second within the league. On the positive side, Minnesota has held opponents to a 44.9 shooting percentage, which ranks third within the league.
Why The Magic Could Cover The Spread
Paolo Banchero has lived as much as the hype of being the primary overall pick, leading the team with 23.5 points per game. Banchero has shot 46.1 percent from the sphere and is flattening 8.3 rebounds per game, which ranks second on the team. Unfortunately, Banchero is just one among many Magic players ruled out on this game, putting more pressure on Franz Wagner to guide the charge.
Wagner ranks second with 18.6 points and 4.4 assists per game, so he could thoroughly be as much as the challenge. A giant game for Wagner might just be the one way Orlando has any likelihood, though there are other things for them to use.
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Minnesota has someway struggled to maintain opponents off the boards despite its big lineup, rating twenty fourth in opponent rebounding per game, but Wendell Carter Jr. is questionable and will miss the sport. Bol Bol is the third Magic player to average at the very least seven rebounds, checking in at 7.6 boards per game. Orlando ranks fourth within the league, averaging 46.1 rebounds per game.
Jalen Suggs leads the team with 5.1 assists and 1.7 steals, averaging 11.8 points per game. Cole Anthony has been out because the end of October, a key missing piece for this team, which is one other tough blow as this team tries to compete.
Final Timberwolves-Magic Prediction & Pick
The Timberwolves are simpy significantly better than the Magic, who’re missing a lot of key players on this one. That is a simple pick.
Final Timberwolves-Magic Prediction & Pick: Minnesota -6.5 (-108), over 222.5 (-110)