Magic vs Timberwolves Prediction NBA Picks 2/2/24

Minnesota Timberwolves (34-14) vs Orlando Magic (25-23)

Game Info: Friday, February 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -7.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 5 of their last 8 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after winning 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Orlando Magic vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic are coming off a loss to the Mavericks and a win over the Spurs. The Orlando Magic are averaging 111.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 23 points and 5 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 20.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Paolo Banchero is one of only three players in the league to be leading his team for points, rebounds and assists this season.
  • Jalen Suggs ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off wins over the Thunder and Mavericks. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.1 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 25.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 22.7 points and 3.1 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Naz Reid is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Facts

  • Rudy Gobert ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.4) this season.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns ranks 1st amongst qualified Centers for 3P% (44.3%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent points per game this season (107.0).
  • The Timberwolves rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.2).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.9).
  • The Magic rank 30th in the league for three-point percentage this season (34.4%).

Orlando Magic vs Minnesota Timberwolves prediction

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been fabulous at home this season, and they rocked the Magic about a month ago on the road, so I can understand why this line is what it is. However, the Magic are about as healthy as they've been in a while, and they're still 31-17 ATS on the season. With 31 covers, the Magic have surpassed the Thunder with the most covers in the NBA this season. You kind of just blindly back the Magic until the tickets stop cashing. Give me the road dog.

Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +7.5

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