Magic vs Trail Blazers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/5/23
Portland Trail Blazers (29-34) vs. Orlando Magic (27-37)
March 5, 2023 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic -2; Over/Under: +230
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic meet Sunday in NBA action at the Amway Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 110.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 19.9 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 18.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The under is 10-3 in Trail Blazers last 13 road games. The under is 9-2 in Magic last 11 overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Orlando.
The Portland Trail Blazers are in terrible form entering this contest, and it doesn’t help that the injury situation isn’t getting any better. The Orlando Magic have been a feisty bunch all year, and now they’re learning how to finish these games. Tough spot for a struggling Trail Blazers side. I’ll lay the bucket with the Magic.