Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s NBA game. The worst team in the East travels to Milwaukee to take on the defending champions Bucks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Magic had a great opportunity to shock the world last night as they faced the Brooklyn Nets who were without their best player Kevin Durant, but in the end they came up short 115-113. At one point during the game they led by as many as 19-points. They did cover the spread though as they were 13 point underdogs before tip-off, so that was a positive. Another good thing last night was the performance of Jalen Suggs who led them in scoring with 21 points. The loss shouldn’t discourage the young Magic, they’ve been fairly solid on the road and are going for their 3rd win in 4 nights away from home. It won’t be easy against the defending champions though, they’ve lost 7 in a row against Giannis and the Bucks and are just 1-6 ATS in those 7 games.
Milwaukee is slowly getting their footing back with two wins in a row over the Lakers and Thunder. Last night’s 96-89 win over the Thunder wasn’t all that impressive, but at this point with a 8-8 record the Bucks will take anything. Recently recovered Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday are both back in the line-up and slowly getting into shape. All 5 Bucks starters scored in double-figures against the Thunder, they will need a similar performance if they want to beat the Magic tonight. Milwaukee is 9-1 against Orlando in the last 10 meetings, these two teams will meet once again in just 2 days.
The Bucks are finally winning consistently, but it will still take some time for Middleton and Holiday to be back in the form they were in during their postseason run last year. I can see them winning tonight, but by 12 points? That might be a bit too much against a Orlando team that almost beat Brooklyn last night. Give me the Magic to cover here.
Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic Odds
Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic Predictions
Orlando +11.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
With the Bucks dominating in head-to-head meetings it’s no wonder they scoring almost 15 points per game more than the Magic are in the last 10 games. Orlando is barely cracking the 100 points mark in those 10 games, they’ve averaged 101.8 points and shot the ball at just 40% from the field. The Milwaukee defense is playing at an elite level right now, so I’m not really surprised all 7 of their home games have gone under the total this season. Teams are having a tough time scoring against them, their last two opponents have scored just 102 and 89 points. The thing that’s worrying me is the Bucks scoring, this team has had so many players out for such a long time that their chemistry has taken a big hit. They’ll still be without Brook Lopez and Dante DiVincenzo for this one, so I’m not quite sure they’ll have a big scoring night here. If Orlando stays under 100 points, which I think is realistic, we should have a low scoring outcome here. Let’s back the under.
Under 212.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365