Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
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The Orlando Magic head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 6 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 17-20. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.2 as they average 103.6 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 17-21. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.2 points per contest and give up 111.7, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 18-16-2 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 15-21-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-18-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 18-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/02/19 SF Jonathon Simmons Ankle is questionable Friday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/02/19 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is questionable Friday vs Orlando
01/02/19 PG Jeff Teague Ankle is questionable Friday vs Orlando
01/02/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is questionable Friday vs Orlando
Aaron Gordon comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.3 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 11.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Karl-Anthony Towns scores 21.9 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.6 points per contest, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 43.0 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 106.8 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 15th in the NBA with 111.2 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.42. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 44.0 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.5. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Timberwolves give up 111.7 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Magic are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Orlando is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 20th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +6
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