Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic - 3/26/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (15-29) vs Portland Trail Blazers (26-18)
Game Info: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Amway Center)
Betting Odds: Orlando Magic +11 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30.1 points and 7.7 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 23.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win here after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 16 points and 3.5 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 14.6 points and 4.2 assists. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Dwayne Bacon is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 8-2 in Trail Blazers last 10 Friday games. The under is 5-2 in Magic last 7 overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing some of their better ball over the last week or so and they now run into a depleted team. The Orlando Magic have decided to go into full rebuild mode by moving Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier. The Magic weren't winning or covering numbers before, and it's hard to have confidence in them with their top players no longer on the roster. The Trail Blazers should role in this contest.