Magic vs Trail Blazers Predictions

March 26, 2021

Both the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers evoke memories of the golden age of the NBA. Two iconic franchises, the Magic and Trail Blazers getting together is both nostalgic and exciting in the present tense as well. In this edition of NBA picks, we look closely at this Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers contest and get you our top pick for this game.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic Betting Pick

The Pick: Trail Blazers -11.5

This game is being played at 8:00 PM ET at Amway Center

Why bet the Trail Blazers:

✅ The Orlando Magic have been decimated by trades. Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic have been traded, leaving Orlando with scraps like Terrence Ross and Michael Carter Williams to fill the void until the players they traded for are good to go.

✅ Portland, meanwhile, was far less impacted by the trade deadline. They sent Gary Trent Jr. to the Raptors in a trade that brought Norman Powell to the Portland Trail Blazers. Other than that, though, Portland is largely unchanged after the deadline.

✅ Also important is the fact that Jusuf Nurkic is set to make his return for the Portland Trail Blazers in this Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers matchup. Nurkic is going to be on a minutes restriction, but the team’s starting center coming back will add to the team’s depth in time for their playoff push.

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General Info about Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers

Can these teams play in the playoffs?

In order for there to be an Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers playoff matchup, they would need to play each other in the NBA Finals. The Portland Trail Blazers being in the Western Conference and the Orlando Magic being in the East guarantees that they would have to face off in the final leg of the postseason.

Where do the Orlando Magic play their home games?

The Orlando Magic play their home games at Amway Center in Orlando, FL. Amway Center has been home to some of the best basketball in Orlando Magic history, including their run to the NBA Finals when they were led by Dwight Howard.

Where do the Portland Trail Blazers play their home games?

The Portland Trail Blazers, when not on a road trip, play their games at Moda Center in Portland, OR. Moda Center has been the home to some of the best basketball in Portland Trail Blazers history, including the era of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum teaming up in Rip City.

Where can you bet on this matchup?

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Trail Blazers vs Magic Predictions

When we make predictions on Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers games, we do so using our own score projections using stats from around the NBA. This is done to give bettors the best possible results when making their NBA bets. Among the markets that we analyze are the point spread, total and moneyline, to determine which bets will yield the best performance in games between Portland and Orlando.

Magic vs Trail Blazers Against the Spread Predictions

In a Magic vs Trail Blazers game, the point spread attempts to level out the perceived gaps in talent on each side. For example, if the Orlando Magic are a 10-point underdog to the Portland Trail Blazers, Portland would have 10 points taken off of their score in an attempt to level the playing field. After the game, the point spread is applied, and the team with the highest score after that point spread is applied is deemed the winner of the bet.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Magic Over/Under Betting

The over/under is a wildly popular betting market for each NBA game. The goal is to predict what the combined sore of a game will be, adding up the sores of both teams at the conclusion of the contest. Understanding the pace of play that the Magic and Portland Trail Blazers use is key to predicting how many points will be scored in a game. It is up to a bettor to predict whether those scores will combine to go over or under the total set by the bookmakers for each matchup.

Orlando Magic vs Trail Blazers Moneyline Predictions

The moneyline market for games between the Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic just asks bettors to pick which team will win each game. To get a return on investment in this market, bettors have to understand how each team matches up with the other and whether the Orlando Magic or Portland Trail Blazers have an edge on a given night. Previous wins and losses do not matter for this market, as the final score on one night might not reflect a team’s full season record.

Team X vs Team Y Odds

Odds for Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers games are set based on the way that each team has been playing throughout the season. They are adjusted based on which players are available for this particular matchup, as missing players can give one team or the other a huge advantage.

Bettors should keep in mind that a team’s record coming into a game isn’t at the top of the list when coming up with criteria for setting basketball betting odds. Things like recent form and injuries are much more useful when evaluating and making betting odds.

Live Streaming Magic vs Trail Blazers

Those who want to Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers games can do so through a variety of platform throughout the season. There are live streaming providers such as YouTube TV and FuboTV that often stream these matchups. Additional, the NBA League Pass product offers fans and bettors the chance to watch NBA games all season long.

At this time, US sportsbooks do not typically offer live streaming of NBA games the way that they do in other countries. That could change in the future as the media rights deals in the National Basketball Association evolve to include new streaming platforms.

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Jay Sanin
Jay Sanin is a sports writer and broadcaster from Albany, NY. He has covered sports betting and the gambling industry since 2013.