Stephen Nover's Bookie Destroyer - 56-32-3 BB Run!
Portland vs. Orlando,
03/02/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 130 - 107
Point Spread: +7/-106 Portland
The bottom line for me is Orlando is not this many points better than Portland even playing at home and the Trail Blazers missing Damian Lillard. The teams met in Portland on Dec. 20 and the Trail Blazers won, 118-103. Lillard was instrumental in that victory.
But even without Lillard, the Trail Blazers should keep this close, if not win, taking on such a limited offensive opponent. Portland outscores Orlando by eight points a game. The Trail Blazers still have the best guard on the court in CJ McCollum. I also would take Hassan Whiteside against any of Orlando's big men right now. Whiteside has been rejuvenated this season leaving Miami. He's produced double-doubles in his last nine games.
Orlando doesn't have a strong home-court failing to cover in seven of its last nine games at Amway Center.