The Portland Trail Blazers (29-34) and Orlando Magic (27-37) meet Sunday at Amway Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Trail Blazers vs. Magic odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Trail Blazers failed to cover the spread as 8-point underdogs Friday in a 129-111 loss at the Atlanta Hawks. G Damian Lillard scored a team-high 33 points as Portland lost its 3rd straight game. The Trail Blazers are 5-2-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 8 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous contest.
The Magic covered as 4-point favorites Friday with a 117-106 win at the Charlotte Hornets. F Paolo Banchero finished with a game-high 31 points for the Magic, who have alternated wins and losses for their last 11 games. Orlando is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games after a win.
This is the 2nd meeting this season between these teams. Orlando covered as an 8.5-point road underdog in a 109-106 win as the Under 228.5 cashed in the 1st meeting Jan. 10.
Trail Blazers at Magic odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:16 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Trail Blazers +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Magic -135 (bet $135 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Trail Blazers +2.5 (-112) | Magic -2.5 (-108)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Trail Blazers at Magic key injuries
- C Jusuf Nurkić (calf) out
- G Anfernee Simons (ankle) out
- G Gary Harris (groin) questionable
- F Franz Wagner (ankle) questionable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Trail Blazers at Magic picks and predictions
Trail Blazers 118, Magic 114
BET TRAIL BLAZERS (+115).
Orlando is just 9-17 after a win this season and now faces a Trail Blazers team that will be extra focused after losing 3 straight games. Lillard is averaging 39.4 points over his last 15 contests and should thrive vs. an Orlando defense that is ranked 25th when playing at home. Look for the 7-time NBA All-Star to will his team to a win vs. the inconsistent Magic.
The Trail Blazers +2.5 (-112) should hit, but there is no need to take the points when Portland should win straight up. Bet the spread and/or total instead.
BET OVER 228.5 (-112).
The Over is 7-1 in Orlando’s last 8 games after a win by more than 10 points and 13-6 in the Magic’s last 19 after covering in their previous contest. Portland is 7th in offensive efficiency this season and should bounce back after 3 consecutive disappointing performances as the Over hits Sunday.