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Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 3/2/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 3-2-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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

When: March 2, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 3/2/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers +6 (-110) 220 o (-110) +245

Orlando Magic
-6 (-110) 220 u (-110) -290
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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

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Portland’s last 19 games.
Portland are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Portland are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Orlando.
Trail Blazers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Orlando.
Portland are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Trail Blazers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Portland are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Monday.

Orlando Magic

Orlando are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Orlando’s last 7 games.
Orlando are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando’s last 9 games when playing at home against Portland.
Orlando are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
Orlando are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Magic are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Orlando are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games played in March.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard PG Groin is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Anfernee Simons SG Ankle left last game, is “?” Monday vs Orlando

Orlando Magic

Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out for season
Jonathan Isaac PF Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Orlando Magic
24-35 Against the Spread 27-29
33-27 Straight Up 29-30
113 Points per Game 105
115 Points Allowed per Game 106
45.61 Offensive FG% 43.49
79.89 Offensive FT% 76.52
37.04 Offensive 3PT% 33.68
45.18 Defensive FG% 45.88
76.59 Defensive FT% 77.23
37.36 Defensive 3PT% 36.7

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