Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. It’s a re-match of Saturday’s game as the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks square off once again in Milwaukee. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Orlando did lose that game 117-108, but they put up a decent fight and managed to cover a 12.5 Point Spread in that game. It was their 4th loss in 5 games and right now they are the worst team in the Eastern Conference with just 4 wins in 17 games. They received some pretty bad news ahead of tonight’s game as their leading scorer Cole Anthony was listed as questionable by the medical staff with an ankle injury. This team is already without a number of players, losing their leading scorer is simply not an option at this point in time. The Magic have dropped 8 straight against the Bucks, but overall they have covered the spread 7 times in their last 20 games.
Health wise the Bucks are improving each day. Their big three of Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Giannis Antetokounmpo is finally playing together consistently. The Greek freak led the way with 32 points and 20 rebounds in the win on Saturday and the Bucks are finally over .500 with a 9-8 record. In the win the Bucks also outrebounded the Magic by 21 rebounds, if that happens again tonight they’ll be in a really good position here. Despite the solid run of form recently, bettors are still unhappy with the Bucks as they aren’t covering the spread on a consistent basis. They are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games and at home they’ve covered the spread just once in 8 games. Even with their big 3 back no the court, this team is still struggling with injuries as Brook Lopez and Dante DiVincenzo are both still out indefinitely.
Milwaukee has won their last 13 of 18 games against opponents from the Southwest Division. They are big favorites once again against the Magic tonight and for a good reason, they’ve beaten this team 9 times in the last 10 meetings. If Cole Anthony isn’t able to play, it’s a wrap for the Magic. I’m backing Milwaukee to cover at home.
Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic Odds
Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic Predictions
Bucks -12.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Orlando has actually been scoring the ball fairly solid over their last 4 games. They’ve gone over 100 points in all 4 of those games, however with their leading scorer potentially missing this game, they could struggle. Anthony is averaging 19.6 points per game for a team that ranks just 26th in scoring this season at 101.4 points per game. The Bucks have held their last 3 opponents to an average of 99.7 points per game and at home they are allowing 104.8 points per game this season. In the last 10 meetings they’ve held the Magic to just 40% shooting from the field and 102.6 points per game. The total has gone under in 6 of those 10 games and tonight if the Magic are without their leading scorer we could be in for a low scoring game as well. I expect Milwaukee to win this one comfortably keeping the Magic to around 94 points. Let’s back the Under.
Under 215.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365