Magic at Timberwolves Prediction - NBA Picks 2/3/23

Minnesota Timberwolves (28-26) vs Orlando Magic (20-32)

Game Info: Friday, February 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic are averaging 110.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.5 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.8 points and 4 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.1 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.

Magic vs Timberwolves Trends

The Magic are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Magic last 7 road games. The under is 5-0 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The Magic are 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Minnesota and 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Orlando Magic continue to cover numbers and play better than expected, but I'm not intrigued with them on the road in this spot. The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing some of their best ball of the season over the last week, and they're winning their last 5 games by an average of 5 points. If the Timberwolves are going to make progress in the standings, these are games they need to take advantage of at home. I'll lay the chalk.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -5.5

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