The Milwaukee Bucks (5-3) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (4-4) on Saturday, November 11th. This game will be played at Amway Center in Amway Center and televised on BSF. Both the Bucks and Magic will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 ET.
Bucks vs Magic
The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Bucks fell to the Pacers by a score of 126-124. The Bucks picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 66-60.
Today, the Bucks are entering the action with an overall record of 5-3 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. Currently, the team is 5th in the Eastern Conference as well as 2nd in the Central division.
Milwaukee’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 1-7 for the season. When playing on the road, the Bucks have not managed to cover the spread, and they hold a 1-4 record at home against the spread.
The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent matchup, the Magic conveyed a message to the Hawks with a score of 120-119. The Magic picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 73-69.
As they prepare to face off against the Bucks, the Magic are 4-4 overall and are looking to snap a two game losing streak. Throughout their eight games, the Magic have posted a 0-1 record against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 4-3 in non-conference matchups.
Against the spread, Orlando are currently above .500, at 6-2 ATS. As the favorite this season, Orlando is 3-0 vs. the spread while going 3-2 as the underdog.
Bucks Offense Breakdown
The Bucks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 118 points per game (7th). In terms of pace, the Bucks are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.5 possessions per game. Yet, they are still a below average group in terms of made shots per game. So far, the Bucks are 20th in fields goals made per contest.
Magic Offense Breakdown
In eight games games, Orlando has an average of 109.9 points per game (22nd). Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 9.9 made 3’s per game. If the Orlando offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 15.8 turnovers per game.
Bucks Team Defense
Looking at the Bucks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 120.2 points per game (25th).
For the season, Milwaukee is ranked 22nd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 19.8 free-throws per game vs. the Bucks and have an overall field goal percentage of 48.8%.
Magic Team Defense
At present, the Magic’s defense is ranked 5th, allowing 107.2 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Magic’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.0% and allowing 34.7% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The Bucks And Magic
In today’s game, our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the Bucks with 18 points on 7/11 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 28.1 points per game, along with 9.4 rebounds.
As for Orlando, Franz Wagner is projected to be the primary scorer for the Magic. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 13, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 39.8%, and his scoring average is 17.9 points per game.
Bucks vs Magic Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 0-9-1 vs. the spread. The team averaged 120 points per game in this stretch.
- Through their last ten home games, Orlando has an ATS record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 105 points per game.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Magic have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- The last ten games that Milwaukee was favored, they have an ATS mark of 1-9 while going 5-5 straight up.
Bucks vs Magic Prediction
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Bucks vs. Magic game, our recommendation is to take the Magic at +3.5. Despite our model showing the Bucks winning 109-106, we like Magic as our point-spread pick.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 232, and our model projects the Bucks and Magic to reach a combined total of 215 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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