steve_janus Posts:310 Followers:5
On 01/07/2013 11:05 AM in Cappers

Monday's NBA Free Pick: Portland Trailblazers -6.5

Orlando vs. Portland, 01/07/2013 22:00
Point Spread: -6½/-104 Portland

Monday's NBA Free Pick: Portland Trailblazers -6.5

The Magic enter tonight's game on a 8-game losing streak and I have a very difficult time believing they will be excited to play after traveling completely across the country. The key here is that Orlando is coming off three straight big conference games at home against the Heat, Bulls and Knicks. They simply aren't going to have the same level of intensity against the Trailblazers. Orlando is 16-39 off 2 or more consecutive home losses since 1996!

Portland on the other hand is flying a bit under the radar because of their poor start. The Trailblazers are 10-3 over their last 13 games overall. They are coming off back-to-back road wins over Memphis and Minnesota to finish up their 4-game road trip at 3-1 (other win came at New York). Portland always brings their best at home, where they have won 7 straight and are 11-4 on the season. BET THE TRAILBLAZERS!

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