NBA GAME OF THE MONTH ~ 100% PERFECT IN 2020!
Portland vs. Orlando,
03/02/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 130 - 107
Point Spread: +7/-105 Portland
I'm playing on PORTLAND. The Blazers won't get Lillard back for this one, as they had hoped earlier in the week. Of course, this is reflected in the line, as we wouldn't be getting the Blazers as a big underdog otherwise. While its possible he'll be back next game, the Blazers can't wait for their star. They need this game to salvage at least something from their trip. They've fallen back in the West and can't afford to fall back any further. The Magic are a team which they can absolutely compete with. While Orlando is 5-5 its past 10 games, none of the five wins came by more than 10 points. Two came by less than five. Last time, the Magic lost by one. This one could easily also come down to the wire and this is a lot of points to be getting. Note that Portland has won the last six meetings with the Magic. The last time that Orlando won a game in the series was January of 2017 and that win came by only six. Looking back further finds that Orlando has won seven of the past 20 meetings but that none of those wins came by more than 10. Beating the Blazers is never easy for them and they'll be facing a desperate team in this one. Yes, the Magic would obviously like to avenge a December loss in Portland. However, they're just 7-19-4 ATS their past 30 in the revenge role. That includes an ugly 1-18-1 ATS mark when playing with revenge from a road loss. So, thats not exactly a motivator for them! With a 20-7 record their past 27 against teams from the Southeast, look for the Blazers to bring their best effort, at least taking this game down to the wire with a great shot at the outright win.