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Orlando Magic vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Orlando when they hit take on the Timberwolves on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.
The Magic will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 3-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Timberwolves are 2-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Orlando is 2-1 on the totals; Minnesota is 2-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Timberwolves and the No. 13-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-98 result in favor of the Magic.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 5-rated squad against Orlando's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 24 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.3 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 99 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.
The Magic were a 99-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. Arron Afflalo scored 28 points for Orlando on Tuesday, but the Bulls managed a 99-93 victory over the Magic at United Center.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 107-96 winner on the road against the Nets. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Nikola Pekovic scored 21 points leading the Timberwolves to a 107-96 victory over Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Monday.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 3-7
After a win are 2-8
A few Magic at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando
Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games
Orlando home to Brooklyn, Friday, November 9
Minnesota home to Indiana, Friday, November 9