Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic 2/28/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic 2/28/2020 – The Orlando Magic host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday with the former looking to boost its playoff bid. NBA basketball games pick Orlando to defeat the undermanned Timberwolves and get their third consecutive win. The Timberwolves may be out of the playoffs but are still fighting. They are coming off a big win over the Miami Heat, hoping to make it back-to-back. Orlando leads the all-time regular season series, including a victory in their last meeting last Feb. 7.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic 2/28/2020
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic 2/28/2020 Betting Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota Timberwolves are near the cellar of the Western Conference with their predicament not looking so good. Karl-Anthony Towns remains out, meaning it will be up to D’Angelo Russell to hold up the fort. That could be doubly hard considering the Magic have a lot on the line. Defense could help the T-Wolves but this is a department that they have not excelled well this season. They are allowing teams 116.9 points per contest, something they cannot afford against the Magic.
Players to watch: D. Russell SG 5 GP 5 GS 32.8 MIN 24.4 PTS 0.2 OR 3.8 DR 4 REB 8 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 3.4 TO 2.2 PF 2.4 AST/TO 23.5 PER
M. Beasley SG 7 GP 7 GS 33.7 MIN 21.7 PTS 0.9 OR 5.1 DR 6 REB 2.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 17.02 PER
J. Hernangomez P 7 GP 7 GS 28.6 MIN 13.4 PTS 1.4 OR 3.7 DR 5.1 REB 0.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 0.9 TO 2.3 PF 1 AST/TO 13.56 PER
Orlando Magic Betting
The Magic look well on their way to the postseason wars and have a chance to move up with a win. The Brooklyn Nets are half-a-game ahead of them and a win could help them in positioning. Evan Fournier will be at the front of the Magic attack with help coming from Nikola Vucevic. Defense should make life miserable for Minnesota with Orlando allowing opponents just 106.1 points per game.
Players to Watch: E. Fournier SG 57 GP 57 GS 31.8 MIN 19 PTS 0.2 OR 2.4 DR 2.6 REB 3.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 2.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 16.78 PER
N. Vucevic C 47 GP 47 GS 32.3 MIN 19 PTS 2.6 OR 8.3 DR 10.9 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1.4 TO 2.3 PF 2.7 AST/TO 21.67 PER
A. Gordon PF 52 GP 52 GS 32.6 MIN 14.5 PTS 1.8 OR 5.7 DR 7.5 REB 3.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 14.93 PER
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic 2/28/2020 Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games.
Orlando are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
Allen Crabbe SG Personal is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Orlando
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out for season
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The Magic are favored to snag this one per NBA moneyline. They are on a roll and facing an undermanned Timberwolves obviously tilts it more in their favor. It will take a hugeg game for the T-Wolves to pull off a victory on Friday.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Timberwolves for this game is at +252 while the Magic are at -292 at home.
ATS: +8 is given to the Timberwolves across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Magic with -8.
TOTALs: 230 is the given total for this match with the Timberwolves going over and the Magic the team under.
Score Prediction: 108 – 110 Magic