Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 5/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Minnesota Timberwolves (20-46) go to Amway Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (21-45).
The Minnesota Timberwolves stepped onto the hardwood against the Memphis Grizzlies and went home with a loss by a final score of 139-135 in their last contest. Minnesota finished the game having earned a 52.1% FG percentage (49 of 94) and knocked down 19 out of their 39 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Timberwolves knocked down 18 of 22 shots for a percentage of 81.8%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 32 dimes in this game while forcing 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 53.6% from the field on 52 of 97 shooting. Memphis doled out 30 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Memphis pulled down 46 boards (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Memphis went 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 21 of 28 tries. They knocked down 14 out of their 29 attempts from distance.
Anthony Edwards is one player who was a factor for the game. He had 42 points on 17 out of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 38:14 mins and snagged 6 rebounds. Edwards ended up shooting 77.3% from the floor and distributed 7 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Timberwolves was D'Angelo Russell. He collected 4 rebounds in 37:01 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game at 46.2% from the field in this contest via 6-of-13 (22 points). When the time ran out, Russell totaled 14 assists.
Minnesota steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 20-46 for the campaign. They are averaging 111.6 points per outing (19th in the league) while connecting on 44.6% from the floor. The Timberwolves are connecting on 35.2% on 3-pointers (866 of 2,458) and 76.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Minnesota is snagging 43.3 boards per game and has accumulated 1,682 assists this season, which is 13th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a team they commit 21.0 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Timberwolves are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 fouls. They are 29th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,775 surrendered for the year. The Timberwolves defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 48.3% (1,002 of 1,299) and they relinquish 46.0 boards per game as a group. They are conceding 39.3% from beyond the arc while they are 29th in the NBA in opponents points per game (118.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a score of 132-96 against the Boston Celtics. The Magic collected 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 45 for this game. They coughed up the ball 17 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Celtics were called for 23 fouls in this game which took the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 28 tries. They were able to bury 24 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 85.7%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Orlando converted 6 out of their 25 attempts (24.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Magic finished 33 out of 85 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.8%. The Magic permitted the Celtics to convert 51 out of their 96 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 53.1% in this contest. They went 46.7% from 3-point land by shooting 21 of 45 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 12 from the free throw line (75.0%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Orlando permitted Boston to grab 45 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Dwayne Bacon pitched in for the Magic for this contest. He converted 10 out of 18 in this matchup giving him a rate of 55.6%, and earned 4 rebounds. Bacon tallied 20 points in his 29:09 mins on the hardwood, but wasn't able to get an assist. Someone else that played a role for Orlando was Moritz Wagner. He came away with no assists in his 25:55 minutes played, and he put in 4 of 8 from the floor. Wagner ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor as well as contributing 20 points and 4 boards.
Orlando has a mark of 21-45 on the campaign. The Magic are responsible for committing 16.9 fouls every game and they go 77.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.9 times per contest (28th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per game. Orlando has tallied 6,871 points for the season (104.1 per game) and they average 45.2 boards per game. As an offense, the Magic are hitting on 43.0% from the field, which ranks 30th in the league. The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 18th in basketball in PPG given up with 112.5. They give up 25.9 dimes and 47.0 boards per game, which is ranked 26th and 26th in the league. The Orlando defense allows 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (905 of 2,428) and their opposition makes 78.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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