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Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Rose Garden features an NBA battle between the host Portland Trail Blazers and the visiting Orlando Magic in betting action on Monday.
Supporters of the Magic have seen them go 12-21 and 17-16 ATS so far this season, while the Trail Blazers are at 18-15 and 15-17-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 15-18, while the Magic are 16-16-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 21 (Magic) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-93 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 22-rated squad against Orlando's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 7 in the league with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 6.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
Orlando lost its last outing, a 114-106 result against the Knicks on January 5. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jameer Nelson went off for 29 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New York defeated Orlando, 114-106 at Amway Center.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 102-97 winner as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Nicolas Batum scored 26 points for Portland on Saturday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 102-97 victory over Minnesota at Target Center.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing New York are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Magic at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games when playing on the road against Portland
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games at home
Orlando at Denver, Wednesday, January 9
Portland home to Miami, Thursday, January 10