Magic home to Trail Blazers in NBA betting action
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic Odds
Portland pays a visit to Orlando on Sunday, hoping to send the Magic to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Amway Center.
The Magic sport records of 14-36 and 22-28 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 25-25 and 22-26-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 27-22-1 for the Magic and 25-25 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 25-rated Magic and the No. 19-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-92 win for the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense (94 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 20 at 99.1 PPG. The Magic have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.4 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Portland was a 118-103 loser on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (221) was profitable news for OVER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 11 rebounds but Houston still won, 118-103, over Portland on Friday at Toyota Center.
Last time out for Orlando, they were a 119-108 loser as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 119-108 against Cleveland in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 0-10
A few Trail Blazers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games on the road
Portland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Orlando's last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Orlando's last 12 games at home
Orlando is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Portland
Portland at Miami, Tuesday, February 12
Orlando home to Atlanta, Wednesday, February 13