Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 3/2/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 3/2/2020 – The Orlando Magic host the Portland Trail Blazers with NBA lines heavily favoring the hosts. Both teams are coming off losses but a win is essential for the Magic. They are just half-a-game ahead of the Brooklyn Nets, aware that a loss could drop them to eighth spot. The Blazers chances of making the playoffs are getting bleaker. They are 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies and injuries to key players are not helping.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 3/2/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 3/2/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
Things are not looking good for the Blazers as far as making the playoffs. Damian Lillard remains out of action and the Portland is 1-4 since the All-Star break. It will take a herculean effort from CJ McCollum for the Blazers to turn things around. Carmelo Anthony and Hassan Whiteside are doing their share but consistency is a must. Portland is not doing well on defense as well, allowing opponents 115.4 points per contest.
Players to watch: C. McCollum SG 56 GP 56 GS 35.9 MIN 22 PTS 0.6 OR 3.4 DR 4 REB 4.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.9 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 16.66 PER
H. Whiteside C 55 GP 55 GS 31.1 MIN 15.9 PTS 4 OR 10.2 DR 14.2 REB 1.2 AST 0.4 STL 3.1 BLK 1.9 TO 3 PF 0.6 AST/TO 24.8 PER
C. Anthony PF 44 GP 44 GS 32.7 MIN 15.5 PTS 1.3 OR 5.2 DR 6.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 2.9 PF 0.8 AST/TO 12.2 PER
Orlando Magic Betting
For the Magic, winning as many games as possible is a must. They are at the seventh spot but the Nets are not far behind. Catching up to Pacers is still possible. But with 22 games remaining, they need to come up with a big streak to move up. Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic will lead the offensive for Orlando anew. They own one of the league’s best defenses, limiting the opposition to 106.5 points per contest.
Players to Watch: N. Vucevic C 48 GP 48 GS 32.3 MIN 19.2 PTS 2.5 OR 8.3 DR 10.8 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1.4 TO 2.3 PF 2.7 AST/TO 21.79 PER
E. Fournier SG 58 GP 58 GS 31.7 MIN 18.9 PTS 0.2 OR 2.4 DR 2.6 REB 3.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 2.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 16.62 PER
A. Gordon PF 53 GP 53 GS 32.8 MIN 14.6 PTS 1.8 OR 5.8 DR 7.6 REB 3.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 15.05 PER
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 3/2/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Orlando are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard PG Groin is out indefinitely
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out for season
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The only way the Orlando Magic will lose if they have a bad night and the Blazers come out smoking. NBA spreads see the Magic pulling off this one but through defense. Portland is simply in shambles right now, made worse without star guard Damian Lillard.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Blazers for this game is at +245 while the Magic are at -290 at home.
ATS: +6 is given to the Blazers across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Magic with -6.
TOTALs: 220 is the given total for this match with the Blazers going over and the Magic the team under.
Score Prediction: 110 – 109 Magic