Portland Trail Blazers vs. Orlando Magic - 12/20/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (12-16) at Portland Trail Blazers (12-16)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 19.8 points and 2.7 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.1 points and 11.1 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.5 points and 7.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22 points and 4.5 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 12.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last seven home games.
The Magic are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Magic are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are 3-9-2 ATS this season when an underdog of at least three points and are losing their last five games by an average of 7.4 points. The Portland Trail Blazers continue to underachieve and are winning at home by an average of just 2.1 points, but they have enough talent to believe they'll eventually snap out of this funk and make a push back into a playoff spot. Against a Magic team that's taken a step back this year, this is a game the Trail Blazers should cruise in.