Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves - 11/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (3-2) vs Orlando Magic (1-6)
Game Info: Monday, November 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -9 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday in NBA action at the Target Center. The Orlando Magic need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after splitting their last four games.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 102.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Cole Anthony is averaging 17.7 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Franz Wagner is averaging 13.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Mo Bamba is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 104.4 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 25.2 points and 3.8 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 23 points and three assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Beverley is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The over is 20-6 in Magic last 26 overall. The under is 5-0 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The Magic are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Minnesota and 18-7 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are absolutely horrible, and they're not covering numbers despite being big underdogs on a nightly basis. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team I hyped up during the preseason and said that this is the year they should make that leap for a possible playoff spot. It's still early, but the Timberwolves look excellent, especially on defense. Thick number, but backing the Magic isn't an option. I'll lay the chalk with the Timberwolves at home.
Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -9
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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