Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic Online NBA Betting Lines
Posted by: Mariela Miranda
The online NBA betting season continues this evening with a handful of matchups for bettors to try their luck on. Specifically, there will be a total of 4 different betting matchups for NBA sportsbook players to choose from. The first matchup of the night, the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic inter-conference pairing, should be fairly easy for players to predict. Let’s take a look at what kind of action betting basketball sites are putting together for this Tuesday night pairing.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic – Tuesday, Jan. 16th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Lines:
Minnesota Timberwolves -8 (-110) 217 ½ (-110) -340
Orlando Magic +8 (-110) 217 ½ (-110) +280
The Minnesota Timberwolves enter this evening’s matchup flashing a 29-16 record that ranks them 1st in the Northwest Division. Additionally, the Wolves find themselves ranked 3rd overall in the Western Conference. It’s been close to 13 seasons since we’ve seen Minnesota make the playoff cut, but it looks like the Timberwolves are well on their way to snapping that drought this season. In fact, the Timberwolves enter this evening’s pairing riding a 5 game win streak. And by the looks of it, the online NBA betting odds are predicting a 6th straight for Minnesota. Considering the Vikings play in the NFC conference game this weekend, it’s a great time to be a Minnesota fan. So, which way should players bet in this Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic matchup?
Considering both teams’ records, it’s clear that bettors should be taking Minnesota this evening. But considering how lopsided the odds are, should players put some large action on the money line? Or should bettors try to get some small action on other betting lines? Well, considering that Minnesota has a 22-21-2 record against the spread this season, as well as a 23-21-1 record against the over/under line, sportsbook players should stick to picking the Wolves straight up.
The Orlando Magic bounce into this evening’s pairing with a disappointing 12-31 record that ranks the franchise last in the Southeast Division as well as Eastern Conference overall. Like the T-wolves, it’s been a while since the Magic have made the playoff cut. Albeit, Orlando’s 5-year postseason drought is much shorter than Tuesday night’s opponent. All in all, the sportsbook odds aren’t giving Orlando much of a shot this evening and the Magic’s 7-game losing streak seconds that.
Undoubtedly, the Magic’s biggest problem this season has been their inability to put up large numbers. Aaron Gordon, the man currently leading the club in points per game, is only averaging 18.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per matchup. Similarly, Evan Fournier, who is second in points for Orlando, is struggling to put up 17.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists. For comparison, those numbers are worse than the top two scorers for Minnesota. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Magic will need a miracle to compete with the Timberwolves this NBA betting evening.