Magic vs. Blazers Prediction
With a challenging trip waiting just around the corner, will the Trail Blazers get caught looking ahead when they host the struggling Magic tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Blazers are 8-point home favorites versus the Magic after Orlando opened as an 8.5-point underdog. The total has also seen since movement, dropping from the opening number of 214.5 to 214.
Portland came up well short of matching wits with Golden State on Friday night, falling to the Warriors 128-112 as a 13.5-point road underdog. After hosting Orlando tonight, the Blazers head back out on the road to take on the Thunder this upcoming Monday and then play at the Spurs next Thursday.
The Magic are in the midst of a 4-6 funk over their last 10 games but the underdog has covered in nine of the last 11 meetings between these two teams. Orlando is a perfect 4-0 at the betting window in its last four games versus Portland and has also posted an impressive 25-8 ATS record over its last 33 games versus Northwest opponents.
The Blazers will be hard-pressed to lose the game tonight but with trips to OKC and San Antonio on the docket, Portland might overlook Orlando and thus, fail to cover the 8 points.
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