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Portland Trail BlazersOrlando Magic
45-26March 25, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center19-52

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Portland when they hit take on the Magic on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Magic sit at 19-52 (29-39-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Trail Blazers are currently 45-26 (38-33 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Orlando is 31-40 OU, and Portland is 41-29-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Magic in this one, they were listed earlier as 5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 207 for Tuesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Magic - Trail Blazers odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 8. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-90 win for the Trail Blazers.

Portland was a 93-91 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Damian Lillard scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Trail Blazers to victory (they lost 93-91 to Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday).

The Magic were a 103-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic got a 21-point performance from Victor Oladipo, who added 10 assists, but Los Angeles still ran past Orlando 103-94 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 20-rated squad against Portland's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 21 in the league with 6.85 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 9.52 per outing.

A few Trail Blazers at Magic trends to consider:
Portland is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games
Portland is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Orlando
Portland is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Atlanta, Thursday, March 27th
Orlando home to Charlotte, Friday, March 28th