Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 1/10/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Orlando Magic 1/10/23
Tue 10th January 2023

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-20, 9-6 Home) will be looking to halt their losing skid when they play host to the Orlando Magic (15-26, 5-14 Away) on Tuesday. Orlando is playing on back-to-back days after getting blown out by the Sacramento Kings 136-111 at Golden 1 Center yesterday.

Paolo Banchero was the key player in the loss with 17 points and eight rebounds. The Magic are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference. Portland lost their third in a row on Sunday at Scotiabank Arena, falling to the Toronto Raptors 117-105. Damian Lillard had 34 points and eight assists in the losing effort to lead the team.

The Trail Blazers are the 10th seed in the Western Conference. It’s the first meeting of the season between the teams. Orlando and Portland split their matchups last season, each team taking one game. The Magic took the last meeting 113-95 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in February 2022.

Cole Anthony led the Magic with 23 points, while Wendell Carter Jr. added 18 points, five assists, and three blocks. Anfernee Simons had 19 points in the loss.Banchero and Franz Wagner, averaging 21.3 and 20.0 points per game, respectively, are leading the Magic in scoring this season.

Banchero also has dished 3.9 assists per game. Meanwhile, Bol Bol is grabbing 7.1 rebounds per game. Simons (22.4 ppg) and Jerami Grant (22.1) have powered the Blazers on offense. Jusuf Nurkic is averaging 10.1 rebounds per game, and Josh Hart is distributing 4.1 assists.

The Magic have had limited success at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 trips. Portland has won four straight at home this season. Meanwhile, the Magic are 0-7 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 0-2 with a rest disadvantage.

The Trail Blazers are 3-1 with a rest advantage.In the last 10 games, Orlando is 4-6 with an average margin of -4.1 (115.2-119.3). Portland has gone 3-7 over the last 10, averaging 111.4 points per game both for and against.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jalen Suggs: 12.0 | 19.5 | -7.5
Points per game:
Cole Anthony: 8.5 | 12.1 | -3.6
Rebounds per game:
Bol Bol: 9.0 | 7.1 | +1.9
Assists per game:
Jalen Suggs: 1.3 | 4.7 | -3.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Jusuf Nurkic: 10.3 | 14.2 | -4.0
Assists per game:
Josh Hart: 5.8 | 4.1 | +1.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Portland Trail Blazers -7.5 (-110)

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