Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic - 3/6/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (27-35) at Minnesota Timberwolves (19-42)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +2 -- Over/Under: 233
TV: FSN, FSFL
The Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Orlando Magic need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.3 points and 10.8 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.9 points and 2.6 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 23.7 points and 7.7 assists. Malik Beasley is the third double-digit scorer and Juan Hernangomez is dishing 1.3 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won two home games since January 11.
The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 13-27 ATS in their last 40 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Timberwolves are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 11-1-1 in Magic last 13 overall. The over is 9-3 in Timberwolves last 12 overall. The Magic are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Minnesota and 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
The Orlando Magic have played some of their better basketball over these last two weeks as they're fighting for playoff positioning down the home stretch. The Orlando Magic are also a healthy 17-13-1 against the spread on the road this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves have not only lost 11 of their last 15 games, but they're a rough 7-22-1 against the spread at home and 22-37-2 against the spread on the season. We've blindly faded the Minnesota Timberwolves all season long and there's no reason to stop now. I'll lay the bucket with the Magic on the road.