Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic - 12/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (14-17) at Milwaukee Bucks (28-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 8:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -11 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 19.2 points and 2.7 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.6 points and 10.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four of their last five road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31 points and 12.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18 points and 5.4 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing three assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.3 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last seven home games.
The Magic are 4-0-2 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Bucks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall. The over is 25-9 in Bucks last 34 Saturday games. The under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Milwaukee and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Orlando Magic are playing better basketball and just beat the 76ers last night, but this is still a team I'm not looking to get behind much, especially against the better teams in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks are winning at home by an average of 14.8 points while allowing just 41.8 precent shooting. The Bucks are also 10-7 ATS at home this season while the Magic are 3-10-2 ATS when an underdog of three or more points. I'll eat the chalk if forced to pick this game.