The Orlando Magic (27-37) host the Portland Trail Blazers (29-34) at Amway Center, starting at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 5, 2023. The Trail Blazers are just 2.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a 230.5 point total.
How to bet Magic vs. Trail Blazers
Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Magic as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Magic have -139 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +117 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.
Magic vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSF
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Arena: Amway Center
Magic vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Magic are 35-27-2 against the spread this season. Orlando has been chosen as the favorite in 12 games this year and has walked away with the win six times (50%) in those games. Magic games this year have gone over the point total 47.6% of the time (30 out of 63 games with a set point total).
The Trail Blazers have 29 wins against the spread in 63 games this season. Portland is 11-21 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 34.4% of those games). Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over 30 times in 63 opportunities (47.6%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Magic: Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), Gary Harris: Questionable (Adductor), Franz Wagner: Questionable (Ankle)
Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Calf), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Back), Anfernee Simons: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
While Orlando ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in points per game with 110.8 (third-worst), it ranks 17th in the league with 113.6 points allowed per contest. The Magic score 113.2 points per game when playing at home, compared to 108.7 points per game on the road, a difference of 4.5 points per contest. The Magic’s offense has been less effective over their last 10 games, scoring 108 points a contest compared to the 110.8 they’ve averaged this season.
Orlando is averaging 10.6 three-pointers per game (fifth-worst in NBA), and it has a 34.6% three-point percentage (23rd-ranked). The Magic have taken 64.1% two-pointers and 35.9% threes this season. Of the team’s baskets, 73.6% are two-pointers and 26.4% are threes.
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland scores 114.9 points per game and give up 115.7, ranking them 13th in the NBA on offense and 19th defensively. The Trail Blazers are putting up more points at home (119.6 per game) than away (110). The Trail Blazers are scoring 116.3 points per game in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 114.9.
In 2022-23, Portland is eighth in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.1 per game) and eighth in 3-point percentage (37.4%). In 2022-23, the Trail Blazers have taken 58.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 41.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 67.7% of the Trail Blazers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 32.3% have been 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Magic, and we expect that Trail Blazers will cover the spread (Magic -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230.5 points.
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