Magic vs Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 10/27/23

Portland Trail Blazers (0-1) vs Orlando Magic (1-0)

Game Info: Friday, October 27, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic look for another win after beating the Rockets in their opener. The Orlando Magic look for their first 2-0 start since the 2020-21 season. The Orlando Magic are averaging 116 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 86 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Cole Anthony is averaging 20 points and 2 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19 points and 4 rebounds. Paolo Banchero is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Harris is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 26.5 percent from beyond the arc and 88.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 57 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after losing their opener to the Clippers. The Trail Blazers haven’t started 0-2 since the 2007-08 season. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 111 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 123 points on 52.2 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 20 points and 2 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 18 points and 2 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Jerami Grant is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 47.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.

Randy’s Pick

The Orlando Magic were impressive in their season opener as they got whatever they wanted offensively and pulled away from the Rockets in short periods. The Portland Trail Blazers didn't play a lick of defense in their season opener, and that's an issue that's likely to continue given the youth of this roster. The Portland Trail Blazers are also a team that's not exactly trying to win this year. This is a great spot for the Magic to get off to a fast 2-0 start and set the tone for the season. We're laying a bucket. Give me the Magic.

Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic -2.5

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