Orlando Magic (9-15) at Portland Trail Blazers (12-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Orlando Magic invade the Moda Center to take on the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday night.
The Orlando Magic have been doing it tough lately as they've lost 13 of their last 16 games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Bulls in a 118-92 home loss on Saturday. Nikola Vucevic led the team with 17 points and eight rebounds, Dwayne Bacon added 16 points while Mo Bamba chipped in with 14 points and three blocks on seven of eight shooting off the bench. As a team, the Magic shot just 38 percent from the field and six of 27 from the 3-point line as they fell behind by 18 points at halftime after scoring just 12 points in the second quarter, before getting blown out in the third quarter where they trailed by as many as 33 points.
Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers have been in decent form lately as they've split their last eight games and they will be hoping to get back in the win column after getting dropped by the Knicks in a 110-99 road loss on Saturday. Damian Lillard led the team with 29 points and nine assists on 10 of 20 shooting, Gary Trent Jr. added 19 points while Enes Kanter and Robert Covington each scored 13 points. As a team, the Trailblazers shot just 41 percent from the field and 17 of 47 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 31 points in the first quarter, before getting outplayed the rest of the way as they never found their rhythm after scoring just 20 points in the second quarter. Carmelo Anthony had a night to forget as he finished with just two points on one of eight shooting while Rodney Hood scored just seven points on three of 10 shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games playing on two days' rest, 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The Trailblazers are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall and the Magic are 1-5-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
Evan Fournier has been ruled out for Tuesday's game with back spasms, while Damian Lillard should be good to go here as he isn't listed on the injury report. The Magic are really struggling now and they are only 1-5-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall, so I'm sticking with Lillard and the Trailblazers to get a much-needed home win here.