Orlando Magic vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 2/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Portland Blazers
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: NBC Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+3)
Moda Center is the site where and the Portland Blazers (12-10) will take on the Orlando Magic (9-15) on Tuesday. Orlando opens this game as 3-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 225.
The Orlando Magic faced off with the Chicago Bulls and took a loss by a final of 118-92 in their last game. Orlando walked away from the contest with a 38.9% FG percentage (37 out of 95) and knocked down 6 out of their 27 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Magic made 12 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. In relation to rebounding, they collected a total of 47 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 17 assists for this game in addition to having 5 steals and 10 rejections. Concerning defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 51.6% from the field on 47 of 91 shooting. Chicago earned 28 assists and had 6 steals for this game. Additionally, the Bulls totaled 47 boards (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 10 blocks. Chicago ended up going 69.2% at the charity stripe by converting 9 of their 13 tries. They also knocked down 15 out of their 30 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Nikola Vučević is one guy who was a factor in the game. He ended up walking away with 17 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 24:20 mins played and totaled 8 boards. Vučević walked away from this one shooting 41.2% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Magic was Dwayne Bacon. He grabbed 3 boards and also had 2 assists. He finished shooting 42.9% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 6-of-14 (16 points). In all, Bacon played for 30:33 minutes.
Orlando will take the court with a win-loss record of 9-15 this year. They turn it over 13.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Orlando is pulling down 46.6 boards per game and has accounted for 539 dimes this season, which is 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Magic are hitting 34.6% on shots from downtown (266 of 768) and 79.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 105.0 points per outing (28th in the league) while going 43.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Magic are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 fouls. They are ranked 27th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 609 conceded for the year. The Magic defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.6% (321 of 446) and they surrender 45.3 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 37.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 19th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.2).
When they last played, the Portland Blazers took a loss by a final score of 110-99 against the New York Knicks. The Blazers recorded 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the game. They also blocked 7 attempts while recording 7 steals in the game. The Knicks earned 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Blazers to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to convert 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the arc, Portland buried 17 of 47 tries (36.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Blazers went 37 out of 89 from the field which had them shooting 41.6%. The Blazers allowed the Knicks to bury 44 out of their 88 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0% for the game. They went 43.3% from three-point range by going 13 out of 30 and ended up shooting 9 out of 13 at the free throw line (69.2%). Regarding rebounds, Portland allowed New York to grab 51 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Damian Lillard ended up having an impact for the Blazers for the contest. He made 10 out of 20 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 29 points. Lillard snagged 4 boards in his 38:01 mins of time on the court and had 9 assists for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Portland was Gary Trent. He ended up finishing with 19 points in 34:55 mins on the court via 8 out of 20 from the floor for the game. Trent finished going 40.0% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Portland has a win-loss record of 12-10 for the year. The Blazers are committing 19.1 fouls per game and they connect on 81.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 20.3 times per contest (30th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 11.4 times per contest. Portland has earned 2,528 points on the season (114.9 per game) and they snag 44.1 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Blazers are shooting 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 27th in basketball. The Blazers defensively are ranked 26th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 116.2. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.0% from the field (28th in the league). The Portland defense gives up 37.7% from downtown (305 of 809) and their opponents are converting on 78.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 25.8 dimes and 46.5 total rebounds per game, which is 24th and 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (-3)
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