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NBA Matchup - Magic Timberwolves Odds Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesOrlando Magic
38-37April 05, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center21-55

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Minnesota when they hit take on the Magic on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

This season the Magic are 21-55 overall and 31-42-3 ATS against the number, while the Timberwolves are 38-37 and 37-38 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Orlando is 33-43 on the OU, and Minnesota is 36-35-4.View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Magic rated this week at No. 21 and the Timberwolves sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-90 result in favor of the Timberwolves today.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 122-121 winner on the road against the Heat. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (243) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Timberwolves got a 28-point performance from Kevin Love, who added 11 rebounds as Minnesota ran past Miami 122-121 on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Orlando lost its last outing, a 91-80 result against the Bobcats on April 4. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 171 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Victor Oladipo scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 91-80 to Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 25-ranked offense (96.63 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 26 at 103.65 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.28% from the field per game, less than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (44.43% on average).

A few Timberwolves at Magic trends to consider:
Minnesota is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Orlando
Minnesota is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 2-11-1 SU in its last 14 games
Orlando is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home
Orlando is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to San Antonio, Tuesday, April 8th
Orlando home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, April 9th