Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The Orlando Magic travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 8 point favorites.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 8-9. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 106.6 points per contest while giving up 108.1 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 10-7. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 9-8-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-8-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-9-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/21/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.3 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Jimmy Butler averages 16.3 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Orlando averages 106.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.47 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 49% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 41.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season. Minnesota is 12th in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.47. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Timberwolves are 19th in turnovers per game with 15.
The Magic are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 15th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Orlando is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 4th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 15th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +8
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