Blazers vs. Magic Prediction
Will the Orlando Magic be able to cover a big spread at home when the Magic play host to the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7PM ET?
579 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 580 Orlando Magic
Monday, March 2, 2020
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Magic are favored at home, as Orlando is getting odds of -7 points against the Blazers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 221 points. The public betting currently has 59 percent going on the Blazers as a road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers continue slide
Portland is coming off a 129-117 loss at Atlanta. The Blazers have lost six of their last seven while going 1-6 against the spread as well. Portland is now 26-35 on the season, 10-22 on the road, 24-35-2 against the spread and 34-27 with the over.
The Blazers are putting up 113 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Defensively, Portland is giving up 115.4 points per game while opponents shoot 45.3 percent from the floor. The Blazers continue to be without Damian Lillard, who is dealing with his groin injury. Lillard averages 29.5 points and 7.9 assists per game. CJ McCollum is adding 22.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Hassan Whiteside is adding 16.0 points and 14.2 rebounds per contest.
Magic edged on the road
Orlando is coming off a 114-113 loss at San Antonio on Saturday. That snapped a three-game win streak for the Magic, but they have covered the spread in four straight. The Magic are 27-33 on the season, 16-14 at home, 27-31-2 against the spread and 29-28-3 with the under.
The Magic are giving up 106.5 points per game on defense this season while opponents shoot 46 percent from the field. Offensively, Orlando is averaging just 105.3 points per game while shooting only 43.8 percent from the field. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 19.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Evan Fournier is adding 19.0 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are 6-13 against the spread in their last 19 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games as an underdog.
The Magic are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine home games, but 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games against a losing team.
The Blazers won the first meeting with Orlando at home back in December, but that was with Lillard in the mix. Portland is a mess right now. They have been soundly beaten by everyone other than the Pistons. Orlando isn’t a great offense, but the Magic will see an uptick in scoring against this bad Portland defense. The Blazers also will struggle with the physical Orlando defense and the Magic’s pace of play. It’s a big spread for a weak offense to cover, but I feel like Orlando can get it done.
NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic -7