The Minnesota Timberwolves (28-26) host the Orlando Magic (20-32) at Target Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, February 3, 2023. The Magic are 4.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is set at 229.5 points.
How to bet Timberwolves vs. Magic
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -184 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +156 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 229.5 points.
Timberwolves vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, February 3, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSF
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Timberwolves vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Timberwolves are 25-27-2 against the spread this season. Minnesota has been victorious in 15, or 55.6%, of the 27 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Timberwolves games this year have hit the over on 23 of 52 set point totals.
Against the spread, the Magic are 29-21-2 this year. Orlando has won 37.2% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (16-27). Magic games this season have gone over the point total 51.9% of the time (27 out of 52 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Wendell Carter Jr.||33||15||8.8||2.6||0.4||0.6||1.2|
Timberwolves: Rudy Gobert: Out (Groin), Bryn Forbes: Out (Ankle), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
So far this year, Minnesota is putting up 115.1 points per game (10th-ranked in NBA) and ceding 115 points per contest (19th-ranked). The Timberwolves are averaging 117.1 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 112.7 points per contest. On offense, the Timberwolves have picked up their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 116.7 points per contest over that span compared to the 115.1 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
This year, Minnesota is draining 11.8 three-pointers per game (16th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35.4% (19th-ranked) from three-point land. The Timberwolves have taken 61.6% two-pointers and 38.4% threes this season. Of the team’s baskets, 72.3% are two-pointers and 27.7% are threes.
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
On offense, Orlando is the fourth-worst team in the league (110.9 points per game). Defensively, it is 18th (114.3 points allowed per game). At home, the Magic score 114.5 points per game. On the road, they score 107.4. Over their previous 10 games, the Magic are posting 113.1 points per contest, 2.2 more than their season average (110.9).
Orlando is 23rd in the league in 3-pointers made (10.9 per game) and 22nd in 3-point percentage (34.9%). In 2022-23, the Magic have taken 63.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.8% of the Magic’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27.2% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Timberwolves, and we predict that Timberwolves will cover the spread (Timberwolves -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 229.5 points.
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