Magic vs. Blazers Prediction

Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 12/20/19 Predictions & Odds

Will the Portland Trail Blazers be able to fend off a pesky Orlando Magic team at home when the two meet up tonight at 10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

555 Orlando Magic vs. 556 Portland Trail Blazers

Friday, December 20, 2019

10PM ET – Moda Center

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Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, the Blazers are favored are home in this game, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 216 points. The public betting currently has 87 percent going on the Blazers as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Magic struggling

Orlando has lost two straight and five of its last six games following a pair of back-to-back road losses to the Jazz and Nuggets earlier this week. The Magic are 12-16 on the season, 4-10 on the road, 11-15-2 against the spread and 14-13-1 with the over.

The Magic are one of the better defensive teams in the league, holding teams to just 104.8 points per game and 45.7 percent shooting. Offensively, Orlando averages just 103.5 points per game while shooting only 43.4 percent as a team. Nikola Vucevic has returned from injury this week. He is averaging 17.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game to lead the team. Evan Fournier is adding 19.8 points and 3.3 assists per contest.

Blazers trying to pick up steam

Portland is coming off back-to-back wins over Phoenix and Golden State, including a 10-point win over the Warriors at home on Wednesday. The Blazers are 12-16 on the season, 6-6 at home, 12-15-1 against the spread and 14-14 with the over/under total.

The Blazers are scoring 112.6 points per game as a team this season while shooting 45.2 percent as a team. Defensively, Portland is allowing 114 points per game while holding opponents to 44.1 percent shooting. The Blazers are led by Damian Lillard, who is averaging 26.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.6 assists per contest. CJ McCollum is adding 22.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest.

NBA Betting Trends


The Magic are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, but just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog.


The Blazers are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win.


These two teams haven’t met this season, but the Blazers are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five against Orlando. The Magic’s lack of scoring has been a problem in this road trip. They have scored 107 or less in six of their last seven games. Not being able to score will be a problem against the Blazers. Portland has two of the top guards in the NBA and the Blazers should be just fine scoring at home against the Magic. Orlando is playing its third West Coast game in four nights. Their legs will be tired, impacting their defensive effort.

NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5


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