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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Timberwolves -6.5 -110 -110 229.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Timberwolves Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Heat 121-112 MIA No Away +9.5 225.5 525 -750 Regular Season Yes Over
5/5/2021 Grizzlies 139-135 MEM No Home +9.5 258.5 475 -650 Regular Season Yes Over
5/1/2021 Pelicans 140-136 NO No Home +3.5 252.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Over
4/29/2021 Warriors 126-114 MIN Yes Home -3.5 244.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
4/27/2021 Rockets 114-107 MIN Yes Away -4.5 218.5 -200 165 Regular Season Yes Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 8-2 5-5-0 238.6 119.3 119.3 +2.6 39.8%

Timberwolves Injuries


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

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Magic Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Hornets 122-112 CHA No Away +3.5 235.5 180 -225 Regular Season No Under
5/5/2021 Celtics 132-96 BOS No Home +25.5 217.5 2200 -10000 Regular Season No Over
5/3/2021 Pistons 119-112 ORL No Away +8.5 239.5 Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Grizzlies 112-111 ORL No Home +17.5 216.5 1350 -5000 Regular Season Yes Over
4/30/2021 Grizzlies 92-75 MEM No Away +6.5 190.5 375 -500 Regular Season No Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 3-7 6-4-0 219.9 103.4 116.5 -6.8 34.6%

Magic Injuries


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)