Magic at Timberwolves - 12/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (9-8) at Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSN
The Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves square off Tuesday at the Target Center.
The Orlando Magic look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 17.2 points and 2.4 assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 15.1 points and 8.4 rebounds. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.8 rebounds and Victor Oladipo is dishing four assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are shooting 46.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have won seven of their last eight when topping 100 points. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last seven road games. C.J. Watson is doubtful with a calf injury.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a nice victory to get back to a .500 record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 21.8 points and 3.7 rebounds while Zach LaVine is averaging 14.6 points and 3.8 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Andre Miller is dishing 3.4 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves have allowed less than 100 points in five of their last seven games and are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 14 of their last 16 home games. Ricky Rubio is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Magic are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 vs. NBA Northwest and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The Timberwolves are 2-14 ATS in their last 16 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
You guys know I've been big on the Magic all season long and usually take them when getting free points. That doesn't change here against a Minnesota team that's so inconsistent. The Magic are the better team here and should be able to win outright.