Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 2/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (17-40) at Orlando Magic (26-32)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -7.5 -- Over/Under: 234.5
TV: FSN, FSFL
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 24.4 points and eight assists. Malik Beasley is the third double-digit scorer and Juan Hernangomez is dishing 0.9 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last six road games.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19 points and 10.9 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 19 points and 2.6 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Timberwolves are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Orlando and 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Timberwolves and Magic are averaging 239 points of offense if you combine their averages in their last five games. During that span, the Timberwolves are allowing 50.9 percent shooting from the field and 38 percent shooting from deep. The over is also 18-11 this season for the Timberwolves on the road, and the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between Minnesota and the Magic. Instead of getting involved with big chalk and a losing team, I'm going to predict a bunch of points and side with the over in this contest.