Trail Blazers vs Magic: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 26, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 26, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers (26-18) visit the Orlando Magic (15-29) as heavy, 11.5-point favorites after CJ McCollum racked up 35 points in the Trail Blazers’ 125-122 victory over the Heat. The game airs on FS-FL at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, March 26, 2021. The point total is set at 219 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 26, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Trail Blazers vs Magic Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 26

Trail Blazers:
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Magic:
Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),
Gary Harris: Out (Thigh),
Cole Anthony: Out (Rib),
Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),
Terrence Ross: Day To Day (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Magic (+11.5)
Total Pick Over (219)
Prediction Trail Blazers 113, Magic 110

The model favors the Trail Blazers by 2.7 points, a much smaller margin than the 11.5-point spread set by DraftKings. Take the Magic to cover.

The model projects a total 3.9 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 43 29.9 4.3 7.7 0.9 0.3 4.2
CJ McCollum 19 24.4 3.6 4.5 1.0 0.3 4.5
Norman Powell 42 19.6 3.0 1.8 1.1 0.2 2.8
Carmelo Anthony 43 14.2 3.3 1.7 0.8 0.7 1.8
Enes Kanter 44 12.2 11.7 1.3 0.5 0.7 0.0

Trail Blazers Player Props

  • Damian Lillard’s assists prop over/under for the game is set at 7.5 assists, 0.2 lower than his season average of 7.7.
  • Enes Kanter’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 24.5, 0.7 less than his season average of 25.2.
  • McCollum’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.0 shot less than his season average of 4.5.
  • Robert Covington’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.

Magic Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terrence Ross 36 16.0 3.6 2.3 1.1 0.5 2.3
Cole Anthony 25 11.0 4.4 3.8 0.7 0.4 1.1
Wendell Carter Jr. 32 10.9 7.8 2.2 0.6 0.8 0.3
Dwayne Bacon 44 9.9 2.8 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.0
Otto Porter Jr. 25 9.9 5.6 2.0 0.5 0.2 1.5

Magic Player Props

  • Michael Carter-Williams’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 16.5, 1.2 lower than his season average of 17.7.

Shooting Trends

  • The Trail Blazers are shooting 44.5% from the field this season, 2.3 percentage points lower than the 46.8% the Magic allow to opponents.
  • In games Portland shoots better than 46.8% from the field, it is 10-5 against the spread and 13-2 overall.
  • Orlando has an 8-4 record against the spread and a 7-5 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 44.5% of their shots from the field.
  • The Magic are shooting 43.2% from the field, five% lower than the 48.2% the Trail Blazers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Orlando is 8-0 against the spread and 7-1 overall when it shoots higher than 48.2% from the field.
  • When Portland’s opponents shoot higher than 43.2% from the field, it is 8-1 against the spread and 6-3 overall.
  • The Trail Blazers’ 38% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 1.5 percentage points higher than opponents of the Magic have shot from beyond the arc (36.5%).
  • Portland has put together a 17-7 record against the spread and a 20-4 straight-up record in games this season when the team makes more than 36.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Orlando is 17-10 against the spread while putting together a 13-14 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 38% from three-point range.
  • The Magic shoot 35.6% from three-point distance this season. That’s only 2.2 percentage points lower than the Trail Blazers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.8%).
  • Orlando has a 12-3 ATS record and is 8-7 straight-up when the team hits more than 37.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Portland is 12-6 ATS and 12-6 overall in games it shoots over 35.6% from deep.
  • The Trail Blazers knock down 16.3 three-pointers per game this season, 4.3 more made shots on average than the 12 per game the Magic allow.
  • Portland is 19-14 against the spread and 23-10 overall when it hit more three-pointers than its opponents, while Orlando is 8-16-1 ATS and 5-20 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Trail Blazers make the second-most three-pointers in the league, while the Magic give up the 25th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Trail Blazers vs Magic Stat Rankings

Trail Blazers Rank Trail Blazers AVG Magic AVG Magic Rank
9th 114.7 Points Scored 104.5 29th
27th 115.7 Points Allowed 111.3 13th
27th 43.4 Rebounds 46.4 9th
8th 10.5 Off. Rebounds 10.4 10th
2nd 16.3 3pt Made 12 21st
30th 20.1 Assists 22.6 27th
2nd 11 Turnovers 12.7 7th

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