Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic Prediction 4/1/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-55) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (43-31) on Monday, April 1st. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Magic

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The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Portland’s most recently played the Heat and lost with a final score of 142-82. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Trail Blazers failed to cover the spread as +14.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 208.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

In their quest to reach .500, the Trail Blazers are 19-55 this season. When facing Western Conference opponents, they are 8-40 compared to 11-15 in non-conference games. Today vs. the Magic, the Trail Blazers will try to improve their record.

Portland currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 34-39 at this point. This season, Portland has a 1-5 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 33-34 when playing as underdogs.

The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Magic took down the Grizzlies by a score of 118-88. As the second half got underway, the Magic were leading by a score of 58-34.

As they take on the Trail Blazers, the Magic are looking to add to their above .500 record of 43-31. In road games this season, the Magic are 17-19 compared to their 26-12 record at home.

Orlando comes in with an overall ATS record of 48-26 so far this season. During this season, Orlando has a 24-8 record against the spread as favorites and 24-18 as underdogs.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 107.2 points per game.

Portland’s offense has struggled this season, ranking 28th in points per game at 107.2. On the road, they are averaging 105.6 points per game, which is 29th in the league.

So far, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 25.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is 24th in the league at 35%. Overall, they are 29th in field goal percentage at 44%.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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In 74 games games, Orlando has an average of 110.5 points per game (26th).

At home this season, the Magic are averaging 112.8 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 110.5 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Orlando is 28th in the league in attempts and 29th in made threes at 11.1 per game. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 35% (21st).

So far this season, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 35.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

On defense, the Trail Blazers are ranked 19th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 58.1% of their games. In their previous game, the Trail Blazers’ defense struggled against the Heat, giving up 142 points on a field goal percentage of 40%.

Magic Team Defense

Not only do the Magic’s overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 3rd in the league in points allowed. Orlando has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 3rd in the league over their last three games at 96.3 PPG allowed. Orlando’s defense is currently forcing 13.9 turnovers per game, which is 24th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 12th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.3 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Magic

In today’s game, our projections have Jerami Grant leading the Trail Blazers with 21 points on 7/16 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21 points per game, in addition to 3.5 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Paolo Banchero as the leading scorer for the Magic. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.3%, and he is contributing 22.4 points per game on average.

Trail Blazers vs Magic Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Portland has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 0-5 while averaging 98 points per game.
  • Through their last ten home games, Orlando has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 7-3 while averaging 104 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 1-9 and an ATS mark of 4-5-1.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Magic have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.

Trail Blazers vs Magic Prediction

In this Trail Blazers vs. Magic matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Trail Blazers at +16. While we project the Magic to win 109-104, our recommendation is to bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 207.5 and our model has the Trail Blazers and Magic finishing with a combined 213 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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