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Pundits have predicted a win for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but it’s not certain at this time. Either team is in a position to win, but they lead against the Orlando Magic 78-74.
Minnesota were led by center Karl-Anthony Towns, who has so far dropped a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds in addition to six dimes. One thing to watch out for is the deplorable situation of Jaden McDaniels, who currently has five.
Orlando is counting on the performance of small striker Franz Wagner, who has 18 points. Those points put Wagner near his season high of 19.
Orlando @ Minnesota
Current records: Orlando 1-6; Minnesota 3-2
What there is to know
The Minnesota Timberwolves homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Orlando Magic at 8 p.m. ET on November 1 at Target Center. The Timberwolves are set to stop a four-game losing streak at home.
Minnesota were close but no cigars last Saturday as they lost 93-91 to the Denver Nuggets. Minnesota’s top scorer was shooter Malik Beasley (18 points).
Meanwhile, Orlando fell to the Detroit Pistons last Saturday, losing 110-103. Little striker Franz Wagner (19 points) was Orlando’s top scorer.
Minnesota are the favorites in this one, with an expected margin of victory of 8.5 points. But bettors beware: they are only 1-3 against the spread when favored.
The losses put the Timberwolves 3-2 and the Magic 1-6. A pair of stats to watch: Minnesota ranks fourth in the league in steals per game, averaging 10.8. Less enviable, Orlando allowed his opponents an average of 10.4 steals per game, the second most in the league. In other words, they will have to work really hard to take care of the ball.
How to watch
- When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
- Or: Target Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: Bally Sports Florida
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 18.00
The Timberwolves are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the Timberwolves as the 9-point favorite.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
Orlando has won seven of its last 12 games against Minnesota.
- May 09, 2021 – Minnesota 128 vs. Orlando 96
- January 20, 2021 – Orlando 97 vs. Minnesota 96
- March 06, 2020 – Orlando 132 vs. Minnesota 118
- February 28, 2020 – Orlando 136 vs. Minnesota 125
- February 07, 2019 – Orlando 122 vs. Minnesota 112
- January 04, 2019 – Minnesota 120 vs. Orlando 103
- January 16, 2018 – Orlando 108 v Minnesota 102
- November 22, 2017 – Minnesota 124 vs. Orlando 118
- January 30, 2017 – Minnesota 111 vs. Orlando 105
- November 09, 2016 – Minnesota 123 vs. Orlando 107
- 01 Dec. 2015 – Orlando 96 vs. Minnesota 93
- November 18, 2015 – Orlando 104 vs. Minnesota 101
Minnesota injury report
- Patrick Beverley: Game time decision (Veal)
Orlando injury report
- E’Twaun Moore: out (knee)
- Gary Harris: out (ankle)
- Michael Carter-Williams: Out (ankle)
- Jonathan Isaac: out (knee)
- Markelle Fultz: Out (knee)