Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 9, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:31 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves (20-47) will look to stop a three-game win streak when they visit the Orlando Magic (21-46) on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Amway Center as 6.5-point favorites. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on BSFL. The matchup has an over/under of 229.5 points.

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Timberwolves vs Magic Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Timberwolves-6.5-110-110229.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Minnesota's matchups this season, the Timberwolves and their opponents have exceeded Sunday's over/under of 229.5 points 35 times (52.2% of opportunities).
  • 16 Orlando games this year (23.9% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Sunday's point total of 229.5 points.
  • The total for the matchup of 229.5 is 13.7 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Timberwolves (111.6 points per game) and the Magic (104.2 points per game).
  • The 230.9 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 1.4 more than the 229.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Timberwolves have seen a 229.8 over/under in their games this season, 0.3 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Magic's games have an over/under of 216.9 points this season, 12.6 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Timberwolves Betting Data

  • Minnesota has a losing 31-33 record against the spread this year.
  • The Timberwolves have not fared well as a 6.5-point favorite, going 0-2 against the spread when favored by at least 6.5 points.
  • Minnesota has covered the over/under less than half of the time, in 31 of 64 games (48.4%).

Timberwolves Key Players

  • Karl-Anthony Towns leads the Timberwolves in scoring (24.8 points per game) and rebounding (10.6 rebounds per game).
  • Minnesota's assists leader is Ricky Rubio, who dishes out 6.5 per game.
  • Malik Beasley is the top three-point shooter for the Timberwolves, connecting on 3.5 per game.
  • Minnesota's blocks leader is Towns, who collects 1.2 per game. Rubio leads the team averaging 1.5 steals a game.

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Timberwolves Last 10 Games

Timberwolves Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalTimberwolves MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Heat121-112 MIANoAway+9.5225.5525-750Regular SeasonYesOver
5/5/2021Grizzlies139-135 MEMNoHome+9.5258.5475-650Regular SeasonYesOver
5/1/2021Pelicans140-136 NONoHome+3.5252.5165-200Regular SeasonNoOver
4/29/2021Warriors126-114 MINYesHome-3.5244.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesUnder
4/27/2021Rockets114-107 MINYesAway-4.5218.5-200165Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-58-25-5-0238.6119.3119.3+2.639.8%

Timberwolves Injuries

Timberwolves:Jaden McDaniels: Out (Personal),Jarrett Culver: Out For Season (Ankle),Malik Beasley: Out (Hamstring)

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Magic Betting Data

  • Orlando has a losing record against the spread, going 29-35-1 ATS (covering only 44.6% of the time).
  • When they are at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Magic have gone 1-1 against the spread.
  • Orlando and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year -- 35 of 65 (53.8%).

Magic Key Players

  • Terrence Ross is the top scorer for the Magic with 15.6 points per game. He also adds 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game to his statistics.
  • The Orlando leaders in rebounding and assists are Wendell Carter Jr. with 8.0 rebounds per game (he also adds 11.5 points and 1.9 assists per game) and Michael Carter-Williams with 4.2 assists per game (he also tacks on 8.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game).
  • Ross is the top shooter from deep for the Magic, hitting 1.9 threes per game.
  • Orlando's leader in steals is Chuma Okeke with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Mohamed Bamba with 1.3 per game.

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Magic Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalMagic MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/7/2021Hornets122-112 CHANoAway+3.5235.5180-225Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/5/2021Celtics132-96 BOSNoHome+25.5217.52200-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/3/2021Pistons119-112 ORLNoAway+8.5239.5--Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/1/2021Grizzlies112-111 ORLNoHome+17.5216.51350-5000Regular SeasonYesOver
4/30/2021Grizzlies92-75 MEMNoAway+6.5190.5375-500Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-73-76-4-0219.9103.4116.5-6.834.6%

Magic Injuries

Magic:Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),Terrence Ross: Out (Back),Otto Porter Jr.: Out (Foot),Chuma Okeke: Out (Ankle),Wendell Carter Jr.: Day To Day (Eye),James Ennis III: Out (Calf),Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)

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