Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic Predictions, Free NBA Picks 3/2/2020
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -6
CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers (26-35, 4th in the Northwest Division) go to Amway Center on Monday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (27-33, 2nd in the Southeast Division). Portland opens this matchup as 6 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 220.
The Blazers are covering the spread 40.7% of the time, having gone 24-35-2 ATS. Orlando is covering the spread 46.6% of the time, going 27-31-2 against the spread.
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
02/29/20 G Anfernee Simons Ankle left last game, is questionable Monday vs Orlando
02/19/20 PG Damian Lillard Groin is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Carmelo Anthony averages 15.4 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Aaron Gordon averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 115.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. Portland averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Orlando is 28th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.7. The Magic are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Blazers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Portland is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Orlando is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland +6
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