Minnesota Timberwolves at Orlando Magic NBA Betting Tips 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 1.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 25-28. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.1 as they average 111.3 points per game while giving up 111.2 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 22-32 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 104.6 points per game and surrender 107.9, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-26-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-26-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 26-24-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 23-30-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/05/19 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Orlando
02/05/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is questionable Thursday vs Orlando
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
02/05/19 SF Jonathon Simmons Abdominal is questionable Thursday vs Minnesota
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.7 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Aaron Gordon averages 15.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 111.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 13.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 27th in the league with 104.6 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.6. The Magic are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Magic surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Timberwolves are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 18th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Minnesota is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Orlando is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -1.5
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