Orlando Magic vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 11/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Minnesota Timberwolves (3-2) will try to beat the Orlando Magic (1-6) at Target Center on Monday.
The Magic played the Pistons and took a loss by a final of 110-103 in their last game. Orlando wrapped up the game having earned a 43.7% field goal percentage (38 of 87) and converted 16 of their 32 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Magic made 11 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 46 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When discussing defending, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 40.4% from the floor on 36 out of 89 shooting. Detroit recorded 48 dimes and had 26 steals in the game. Furthermore, Detroit pulled down 31 boards (17 offensive, 14 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Detroit finished shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by converting 24 of their 30 tries. They converted 14 of their 43 tries from three-point range.
Franz Wagner is one player who was a major contributor for the game. He left the arena with 19 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes played and pulled down 3 boards. Wagner shot 53.3% from the field and also earned 2 dimes.
Orlando enters this contest with a mark of 1-6 this season. The Magic are shooting 36.6% on 3-pointers (97 of 265) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 102.3 points per outing (26th in the league) while going 43.2% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.1 times per game and as a group they commit 21.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 44.4 rebounds per game and has earned 151 dimes so far this year, which ranks 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Magic are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They rank 30th in basketball in giving up assists with 180 surrendered this year. The Magic defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.4% (293 of 631) and they concede 43.3 rebounds per game as a group. They relinquish 35.5% on three-point shots and they are 26th in the NBA in PPG allowed (113.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Timberwolves walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 93-91 against the Nuggets. The Timberwolves were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the matchup. They turned it over 20 times, while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Nuggets had 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for 9 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. In relation to shooting from distance, Minnesota knocked down 13 of their 41 attempts (31.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Timberwolves shot 35 for 90 from the floor which had them shooting 38.9%. The Timberwolves allowed the Nuggets to make 36 of their 88 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.9% in the matchup. They shot 24.3% from downtown by connecting on 9 of 37 and finished the game at 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Minnesota permitted Denver to pull down 34 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Malik Beasley was important for the Timberwolves for the matchup. He made 6 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 42.9%, and had 2 rebounds. Beasley racked up 18 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 3-2 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Timberwolves are connecting on 41.9% from the field, which ranks 27th in the NBA. Minnesota has scored 522 points for the campaign (104.4 per contest) and they average 46.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 23.6 times per game (14th in the league) and they turn it over 17.2 times per game. The Timberwolves are committing 21.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 77.7% from the free throw line. The Timberwolves on defense are ranked 6th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 100.6. The Minnesota defense gives up 27.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (53 of 191) and opponents are making 76.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 20.2 assists and 50.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 3rd and 28th in the NBA. They are able to force 20.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the floor (3rd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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