Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves (March 6, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

Aaron Gordon will be at the center of trade discussions for the Orlando Magic as the deadline approaches. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Aaron Gordon will be at the center of trade discussions for the Orlando Magic as the deadline approaches. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /
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The Orlando Magic hope to get back on the winning track as their road trip continues against a suddenly streaking Minnesota Timberwolves team.

Orlando Magic (27-35) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (19-42)

Time/TV:

8 p.m./FOX Sports Florida

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Tickets:

$29-$311 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Magic 136, Timberwolves 125

in Orlando on Feb. 28; Tonight in Minneapolis

PaceOff. Rtg.Def. Rtg.eFG%O.Reb.%TO%FTR
Orlando98.5106.7108.749.926.612.724.5
Minnesota103.8107.7111.451.426.614.627.7

OMD Prediction

A week ago, Aaron Gordon had perhaps his best overall game of his career in recording his first career triple-double. The Orlando Magic were riding high and seemed to be on a roll. Then again, Steve Clifford issued a warning after the game telling his team not to believe their offense alone could win. That proved prophetic as a week later the team has lost the three-game win streak with a three-game losing streak. A game against the Minnesota Timberwolves might be what the doctor ordered to right the ship, or exactly what this team does not need. A game after losing track of 3-point shooters, the Magic face a team that is plenty capable of hitting from outside. The Magic struggled to corral D’Angelo Russell last week in a win. But the team has gotten the defensive message drilled into them. If there is a time to bring it out, this is it. Convert on some turnovers and hit your own shots and the Magic are more than able to win.

115. 38. 108. 86. Prediction

1) Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford has struggled as much as his team has in a season that has not lived up to expectations.

2) Terrence Ross has found his niche and his consistency for the Orlando Magic as he has hit his groove after the All-Star Break, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

3) Malik Beasley had to take a few steps back with more playing time and more opportunity and now he has stepped up from doing so for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

4) Malik Beasley has looked like the real deal in his short stint with the Timberwolves, Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.

5) Juancho Hernangomez has proven a fantastic fit for the Minnesota Timberwolves in his first 11 games, Andrew Neururer of Dunking with Wolves writes.

6) The Minnesota Timberwolves are still trying to win games but have gone through an incredibly rough patch that does have them eyeing the Lottery.