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Timberwolves vs Magic Prediction - NBA Picks 1/9/24

The Timberwolves and Magic will face off for the first time this season. The TWolves come into this one losers of 3 of their last 4 and the Magic come in on back to back wins. The TWolves are favored in this one with the better record and they are the healthier team. Let's take a closer look at this matchup and get into our Timberwolves vs Magic Prediction - NBA Picks 1/9/24.

Minnesota Timberwolves:

  • The Timberwolves, with a record of 25-10, are first in the Northwest Division. They have shown strength both offensively and defensively, averaging 112.9 points per game while allowing 107.7 points per game against them.

  • Key players like Anthony Edwards, who scored 36 points in their last game, along with the veteran presence of Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert, provide a solid foundation for the team.

  • Despite a recent loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Timberwolves have shown resilience and the ability to control the game’s tempo, especially against teams with a slower pace.

Orlando Magic:

  • The Magic have a record of 21-15, placing them first in the Southeast Division. They are performing well, especially at home, with a 13-4 home record.

  • Orlando is dealing with some injury concerns, missing key players like Wendell Carter Jr., Gary Harris, and Franz Wagner. This will impact their performance, especially against a team as defensively strong as the Timberwolves.

  • The Magic will rely heavily on Paolo Banchero and other young talents to fill the gaps left by injured players.

Game Prediction:

  • The Timberwolves are slight favorites in this matchup. They have been performing well on the road with an 11-8 record, and their defensive capabilities, coupled with the scoring prowess of players like Edwards, make them a formidable opponent.

  • The Magic, despite their injury setbacks, have shown they can be a strong force at home. They might face challenges against the Timberwolves' defense but have the potential to make it a competitive game.

  • The over under is set at 218.5 for this matchup. The Magic have gone over that number in. 4 of their last 5 games but the Timberwolves have gone under that number in 3 of their last 5.

Final Score

Timberwolves 115 Magic 108

Timberwolves vs Magic Pick 1/9/24


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