Magic vs. Timberwolves Pick
Are the Magic a good play as an underdog tonight when they visit the Timberwolves at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are 8-point home favorites versus the Magic and as of this writing, the spread has not changed. Minnesota enters play with an 18-29 record overall and is 11-14 at home, while Orlando is 19-30 overall and 11-15 on the road.
The Magic snapped their three-game losing streak with a 114-113 win at Toronto on Sunday. Nikola Vucevic recorded his 20th double-double of the season in the upset win, while D.J. Augustin scored a season-high 21 points with three assists, two rebounds and a steal. Jeff Green also scored 16 points while C.J. Watson scored a season-high 15 points with one assist, one rebound and one steal. Despite the win, Orlando is just 3-7 overall and 5-5 at the betting window in its last 10 games.
The Timberwolves are coming off a 129-109 win over the Nets as an 11-point favorite on Saturday. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocked shots in the victory, while Zach LaVine scored 20 points with six boards, two assists, one block, two steals and three 3-pointers. Minnesota has now won seven of 10 overall and is 6-4 against the spread over that same stretch.
OUR PREDICTION: The Magic have been a fantastic play against the Timberwolves, going 8-1 at the betting window in their last nine games in Minnesota. Orlando is also 12-4 against the spread in its last 16 games overall versus the Timberwolves, while the underdog has cashed in seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams. The road squad is also 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: ORLANDO MAGIC +8