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Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic 1/17/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds & Info

Game Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date & Time Monday January 17, 2022, 7:00 PM (EST)
Amway Center, Orlando, FL
Latest odds
ORL -1.5 ; O/U 216
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for a second consecutive victory on Monday when visiting the Orlando Magic. Portland is 17-25 and fourth in the Northwest division, 11 games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Portland defeated the Washington Wizards on Saturday 115-110. Anfernee Simmons was the leading scorer for Portland with 31 points and Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

With Damian Lillard out injured, the leading scorer for Portland is CJ McCollum, who returns on Monday after a long absence due to a collapsed lung, with an average of 20.6 points per game. Jusuf Nurkic is the leading rebounder with an average of 10.2 points per game and the leader in assists is McCollum with an average of 4.5 assists per game. Portland is scoring an average of 108.8 points per game.

Orlando looks to bounce back from a loss with a victory on Monday when hosting Portland. Orlando is 8-36 and last in the Southeast Division 19 ½ games behind the first-place Miami Heat. Orlando was defeated by the Dallas Mavericks 108-92 on Saturday. The leading scorers for Orlando in the loss were Jalen Suggs, Maurice Wagner and Robin Lopez with 16 points each. The night before, Orlando snapped it's 10-game losing streak with a victory over Charlotte

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Cole Anthony is leading Orlando in scoring and assists with averages of 19.4 points and 5.9 assists per game, while Wendell Carter Jr. is the leading rebounder with an average of 10.3 rebounds per game, but is sidelined with a hamstring injury. Orlando has seven players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 102.1 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Portland is 7-13 ATS in its last 20
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Trail Blazers last 7 versus an Eastern Conference opponent
  • Orlando is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 versus an opponent from the Northwest division
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Magic’s last 6 versus Portland

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Portland Trail Blazers +1.5

Portland continues to play without its leading scorer Damian Lillard, but second leading scorer CJ McCollum will return after a long absence with a collapsed lung. Orlando has struggled against opponents from the Western Conference, failing to cover the spread in five of the last six in the Magic have lost 11 of the last 12 straight up while going 5-7 ATS over that same span. Overall this season, Orlando is 20-24 ATS. Final Score Prediction, Portland Trail Blazers win and cover ATS 114-109.

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