Trail Blazers vs. Magic Pick

'NBA Predictions: Will Lillard, Trail Blazers secure win at Magic? 12/17/17

Are the Portland Trail Blazers going to win a second straight game in Florida tonight when they play at the Orlando Magic?

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Trail Blazers are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 210 points.

Portland comes in with a 14-13 overall record and 11-13-3 ATS after a 102-95 victory at the Heat, which ended a five-game losing streak. Orlando is 11-18 overall and 11-17-1 ATS following a 106-95 home loss to the Clippers, its third straight defeat. The Trail Blazers won the first meeting at home by a score of 99-94 on Nov. 15. Portland is 2-1 straight up and 1-1-1 ATS in three meetings since the start of last season.

The Trail Blazers were led by CJ McCollum with 28 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win at Miami. Damian Lillard accounted for 18 points, six assists and three rebounds. Al-Farouq Aminu added 15 points and 13 rebounds. Portland outscored the hosts 32-16 in the fourth quarter.

Jonathon Simmons tallied 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the loss to the Clippers. Mario Hezonja recorded 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. Nikola Vucevic added 14 points, 12 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks. Orlando was outscored 61-55 in the second half.

Portland is 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.

Bet on Trail Blazers vs. Magic

Aaron Gordon passed the concussion protocol and practiced Thursday, setting him up to make his return to action tonight after missing Orlando's last three games. That will be a big boost to the Magic as he had played some of his best basketball of the season in recent weeks. Portland ended its losing streak at Miami, but is still across the entire country from its home base. Although the Blazers are 7-5 at home this season, this is not an ideal matchup. Take the hosts. 

 

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: ORLANDO MAGIC +3.5

Loading...

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Celtics vs. Trail Blazers Prediction The Boston Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games but find themselves as slight underdogs on the road in Portland on Tuesday night, where they’ll take on the...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Suns NBA Prediction The Suns remain one of the hotter teams in the league but they’ve struggled to cover in previous meetings with the Heat, whom they’ll host at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday...
Thumbnail Kings vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction The Kings and Pelicans have routinely cashed the over when they meet, but at 232 points, is the total too high for these two teams on Monday night? Tip-off is set...
Thumbnail Lakers vs. Knicks NBA Prediction The Knicks are only a 3-point home favorite versus the visiting Lakers on Monday night but they’re also playing the second game of a back-to-back after beating the Raptors...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Trail Blazers NBA Prediction The Heat are 1-point road favorites on Sunday night in Portland where they’ll take on the Trail Blazers at 10:00 p.m. ET. Is Miami a poor bet to win tonight or is...