Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic: Game preview, prediction, time, TV channel, how to watch free live stream online

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Orlando Magic basketball

Portland Trail Blazers guard Scoot Henderson (#00) defends Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony during an NBA basketball game at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.Sean Meagher/The Oregonian

A vast disparity in injuries will be on display Monday night when the Portland Trail Blazers continue their seven-game trip at the Orlando Magic.

The Magic’s injury list consists of three G League-assigned players while the Blazers list eight players with six being out and two doubtful.

Jerami Grant (right hamstring, strain) and Justin Minaya (right ilium, contusion) are doubtful.

Re-joining the list of those out is Toumani Camara, who is now done for the season with a broken rib that occurred during Wednesday’s loss at the Atlanta Hawks.

The Blazers matched their longest losing streak of the season (nine) with Friday’s 142-82 loss at the Miami Heat.

Prediction: The Magic sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference between the fourth-place New York Knicks (44-30) and the sixth-place Indiana Pacers (42-33). The Magic have a two-game lead over seventh-place Miami (41-33). Losing to the Blazers is not something the Magic could afford.

The Blazers’ nine-game losing streak has them in position to potentially fall further in the overall NBA standings. The Blazers have the fifth-worst record in the league just one game ahead of the Charlotte Hornets (18-56). The Blazers play at the Hornets on Wednesday night.

Furthermore, the Blazers have just a 1 1/2-game lead over the San Antonio Spurs (18-57), owners of the third-worst record in the NBA.

Based on the Blazers’ recent history, expect them to do what it takes to fall as far as possible.


What: Trail Blazers (19-55) at Magic (43-31), 4 p.m., Monday.

Where: Kia Center, Orlando.

Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).

TV channel: Root Sports (in Portland: Comcast 734; DirecTV: 687) and Root Sports PLUS (in Portland: Comcast 1253; DirecTV: 688).

Watch the game live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with Fubo (free trial). You can also get this game on DirecTV Stream’s “CHOICE” package (promotional offers), if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. If you already have a cable or satellite provider that carries Root Sports and want to watch online, you can watch this game live on Root Sports Live.

ODDS (Oregon Lottery/DraftKings)

Moneyline: POR +1000 | ORL -1800

Spread: POR +16 | Over/Under: 208.5


Blazers: Jerami Grant (right hamstring, strain) and Justin Minaya (right illium, contusion) are doubtful. Matisse Thybulle (right ankle, soreness), Toumani Camara (left rib, contusion), Anfernee Simons (left knee, tendinitis), Malcolm Brogdon (right elbow, tendinitis), Shaedon Sharpe (lower abdominal, surgery) and Robert Williams III (season-ending right knee surgery) are out.

Magic: No injuries.


The Blazers play a 4 p.m. game Wednesday at the Charlotte Hornets (18-56).

-- Aaron Fentress | afentress@Oregonian.com | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook)


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