Minnesota Timberwolves at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 6 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 29-16. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 108.8 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 12-31. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 111.1, good for a point differential of -5.9.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-21-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-21-1 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 17-26-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 20-23-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Jimmy Butler averages 21.5 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Evan Fournier averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Jonathon Simmons averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.11 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 15th in the league with 105.2 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.86. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Magic are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Magic surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Timberwolves are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.2, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Minnesota is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Orlando is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Magic are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +6
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