Check out our free Magic vs Trail Blazers pick and preview for this NBA game in Portland. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Magic vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Orlando Magic at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Where: Portland at Moda Center
  • Date: Tuesday, January 10th
  • Betting Odds POR -7.5, ORL +243 | POR -308 O/U 230.0

So far, the Magic have put together an overall record of 15-26, while going 21-19-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Orlando has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.

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Not only did the Magic drop their last game to the Kings. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 136-111 as 6 point underdogs. In the defeat, Orlando did not outscore the Kings in a single quarter. In the loss, Paolo Banchero led the team in scoring with 17 points on a field goal percentage of 45.5%.

The Trail Blazers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 19-20. So far, the team has gone 22-17-0 against the spread. Today, the Trail Blazers will be looking to snap a 3 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -9.33 points per contest.

Portland is trying to bounce back from a 117-105 loss to the Raptors. Going into this game, the team was 3 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Portland was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Raptors by 12 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Damian Lillard, as he contributed 34 points while hitting 47.8% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

Last year, the Magic and Trail Blazers played to a series split, with each team winning on the road. Between the two teams, they combined to average 198.5 points per contest. Similar to their season-long average, the Magic averaged 100.5 points per game vs the Trail Blazers. While the Magic were able to maintain their usual level of production against Portland, the Trail Blazers averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 96.5. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Trail Blazers have an average scoring margin of +6 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. In these contests, they averaged a combined 210 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Orlando offense is ranked 27th in the NBA in scoring at 110.4 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. If the Orlando offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.7 turnovers per game.

Currently, the Magic defense is ranked 20th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.23 points per game vs the unit.

Small-Forward Franz Wagner currently leads the Magic at 20.0 points per game. For the season, he is 83rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 17.5% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Wagner is averaging 3.9 boards and 3.4 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 11th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Paolo Banchero enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 34 games, he is averaging 21.3 and is 101st in the league in player efficiency rating.

The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 112.2 points per game. So far, the Trail Blazers are averaging 97.6 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the Trail Blazers are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 37.8%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.

On defense, the Trail Blazers will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 27th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Shooting Guard Anfernee Simons currently leads the Trail Blazers at 22.4 points per game. For the season, he is 60th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Simons is averaging 2.9 boards and 3.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 6th ranked defense at defending shooting guards. Jerami Grant enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 37 games, he is averaging 22.1 and is 82nd in the league in player efficiency rating.

Magic vs Trail Blazers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Trail Blazers -7.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 230.0

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