Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions
The Portland Trail Blazers side is set to lock horns against the Orlando Magic in their 25th game of the season. Trail Blazers who didn’t have a particularly good 2019 season, have done a better job with strong performances whereas Magic who had shown signs of recovery have once again been marred with massive defeats.
The game is scheduled to be held on 10th February in the Moda center. Even though it is well aware that there is little momentum for both the sides going into this clash, the Trail Blazers are slightly well equipped to pull off a win.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Enes Kanter who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 10.9 rebounds and free throw percentage of 76.5 in the current season.
CJ McCollum who is the shooting guard has a superior 3-point conversion of 44.1 while Carmelo Anthony needs to do better than 12 points per game in this season. But he has more than made it up with an average of 6.9 dribbles per game.
Derrick Jones Jr. will be the small forward in the side with an overall rating of 82 and average of 7.2 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 46.7 and is an X-factor for them to succeed.
Damian Lillard is the most important shooter who has averaged 29.1 points this season.
Nikola Vucevic who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 23.1 points and 9.1 dribbles in this season so far.
Dwayne Bacon who is the shooting guard has a rating of 73 while the point guard Cole Anthony has an average of 13.8 points per game in addition to 7.2 rebounds.
Aaron Gordon brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 61.3% and a field goal percentage of 42.7% in this edition.
Terrence Ross has been a versatile player who has gathered points from several positions for the side. He averages 13.7 points along with 1.1 steals every game.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
Looking at the Trail Blazers’ campaign so far, they didn’t have the best of the getaways with a loss to Utah Jazz. But they put that behind when they notched up victories against Rockets and lakers in the next two games.
They were marred by a couple of losses in contrast to a winning streak in January. The last five games have been an eye opener for the side with defeats to Knicks and Bucks. Currently sitting at 7th spot, the team is desperate for some redemption in the coming games. Their last outing saw New York Knicks getting the better of them by a comfortable margin.
The Orlando Magic came into this edition with an underdog tag. They defied all odds by getting off to a flyer winning as many games as possible in the initial phase.
Their winning trend continued with victories coming their way when they faced Wizards and Thunder in the subsequent games. Their campaign started going downhill from then on as they lost against Thunder, 76ers and Rockets. In the last 5 games, they have managed just one victory with the other games not going in their favor.
This meant that they fell back to 13th place in the Eastern conference.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (61 games): Magic – 25 wins, Trail Blazers – 36 wins.
Playoffs played: 0.
Previous meeting: Trail Blazers won 130-107 on 2nd March 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic NBA Odds and Predictions: Outright Predictions
The odds for this particular game between Trail Blazers and Magic will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Trail Blazers have a very good chance to win the NBA championship whereas the Magic have their task cut out.
According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the Orlando Magic have a negligible chance in the current season while the Portland Trail Blazers are one of the top 10 favorites to bag the NBA title this season.