Bucks vs Magic Prediction - NBA Picks 3/7/23

Orlando Magic (27-38) vs Milwaukee Bucks (46-18)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

Betting Odds: Orlando Magic +7.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Bucks invade the Amway Center to do battle with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

The Milwaukee Bucks have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 17 of their last 18 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after sneaking past the Wizards in a 117-111 road win on Sunday. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 23 points, nine rebounds and 13 assists, Jevon Carter added 20 points off the bench, Jrue Holiday scored 19 points with seven assists while Brook Lopez chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Bucks shot 47 percent from the field and a sizzling 22 of 49 from the 3-point line as they dominated the first half to take an early 17-point lead, which proved to be just enough in the end as the Wizards rallied late to make it interesting at the end.

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in decent shape as they’ve split their last 10 games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling just short to the Trail Blazers in a 122-119 loss on Sunday. Paolo Banchero led the team with 26 points on nine of 18 shooting, Franz Wagner added 24 points with six assists while Moritz Wagner and Markelle Fultz each scored 15 points. As a team, the Magic shot 50 percent from the field and 11 of 31 from the 3-point line as they did a nice job of hanging in the contest, only to come up just short as the Trail Blazers escaped on free throws in a close finish. The Magic got plenty of production from their starters, but they got next to nothing from their bench as no reserve player finished in double figures in scoring.

Looking at the betting trends, the Bucks are 8-0 ATS in their last eight road games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a win and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Magic are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games, 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games following a loss and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Head to head, the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Bucks are 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Orlando.

The Bucks are still missing Wesley Matthews, but they should have Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday ready to go, while the Magic are keeping eyes on Gary Harris and Wendell Carter Jr who are both questionable. The Bucks are still the hottest team in the league, they are 8-0 ATS in their last eight road games and they are 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Orlando. I’d be more interested in the Magic if the line was heftier, but with the line where it is, I’ll stick with the Bucks to get the job done here.

Peter’s Pick Milwaukee -7.5

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