Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-6) at Orlando Magic (5-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -3 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSFL
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday night at the Amway Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a big win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 103.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.6 points and two assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.5 points and 10.2 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing four assists and Nemanja Bjelica is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off a Tuesday win over the Heat in which they forced 22 turnovers and scored 41 fourth quarter points. The Timberwolves have topped 100 points in four straight games. All five of the Timberwolves wins this season have come on the road.
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The Orlando Magic need a big win to get back to a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.5 points and 8.4 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 14.4 points and 8.5 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is dishing six assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.1 percent from deep and have topped 100 points in five of their last eight games. The Magic have not played since their Saturday loss to the Wizards. The Magic have won their last three home games. Victor Oladipo, Jason Smith, Evan Fournier and C.J. Watson are questionable.
The Timberwolves are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 12-27 ATS in their last 39 games playing on 0 days rest. The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Timberwolves are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
You guys know I've been a big fan of the Magic all year and we've made some killer money on them all season. However, Orlando enters this game extremely banged up, and the Timberwolves have been road warriors for whateever reason. I'll side with Minny and the free bucket.