Orlando Magic vs Portland Trailblazers Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 8 (2/8): NBA

Orlando Magic vs Portland Trailblazers Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 8 (2/8): NBA

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Odds
Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Magic money line +140
Magic spread +3.5 (-110)
Blazers money line -165
Blazers spread -3.5 (-110)
Over / under 224.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Magic Blazers
Record 12-43 21-33
Road / home record 7-23 14-15
Streak 2L 5L
Points per game 102.95 107.83
Points allowed per game 111.36 112.28
Rebounds per game 43.33 43.72
Rebounds allowed per game 46.67 43.83
Over / under record 29-25-1 27-27

 

Preview

Tonight we have the Magic traveling to Portland to take on the Blazers. Both teams have struggled of late and will look to turn things around. This will be a season to forget for both teams. At the time of writing this they're talks about CJ McCollum of the Blazers being traded to the Pelicans so keep and eye on that news as that will impact this game if he is held out.

The Magic come into this game losing 2 straight and their record on the road is not pretty at all, going 7-23 so far this season. Led by Cole Anthony, they will look to pick up a win against Blazers squad who just hasn't put it together at all this year after many succesful seasons.

The Trailblazers look to be in the process of breaking up their core before the trade deadline as they have already made some trades and are currently shopping one of their better scoring options in CJ McCollum. They have guys with some scoring prowess but their defense has been abysmal. If CJ is ruled out due to a pending trade this Blazers team could be in trouble tonight and the rest of the season. They will look to turn around this 5 game skid no matter who they have to put on the floor.

Prediction

Both teams have been on the struggle bus this season. The Blazers have lost 5 straight and things look to be getting even worse right now with this trade news. I'll be on the Orlando Magic tonight and will be looking for them to be a lot more focused on this game compared to the Blazers who are really struggling and dealing with changes to the roster.

PICK: Magic ML (+140)

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