Magic vs Bucks Prediction - NBA Picks 12/21/23

Milwaukee Bucks (20-7) vs Orlando Magic (16-9)

Game Info: Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -7 -- Over/Under: 239 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Orlando Magic are riding a 3-game losing streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are riding a 5-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic are coming off losses to the Celtics and Heat. The Orlando Magic are averaging 113.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 21 points and 4.4 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 20 points and 5.8 rebounds. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Paolo Banchero ranks 37th amongst qualified players for points per game (20.6) this season.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks have beaten the Bulls, Pacers, Pistons, Rockets, and Spurs during this streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 124.7 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.6 points and 11.1 rebounds, while Damian Lillard is averaging 26.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Khris Middleton is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (94.7).
  • The Bucks ranks 1st in the league for true shooting percentage this season (61.6%).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.3).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.6).

Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction

The Orlando Magic have been a moneymaker for bettors all season, so getting points with them here is attractive. However, the Magic have been cold this week, and now they're on the end of a back to back. The Milwaukee Bucks still have issues defensively, but they've won 5 straight games, and they've covered 3 of their last 4 games. With the rest edge at home, this is a spot where the Magic could look a little overmatched. I'll side with the Bucks here, fading the Magic for one of the few times this season.

Randy’s Pick Milwaukee Bucks -7

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