Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic NBA: Betting Prediction

NBA Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Prediction 4/14/2024

The Milwaukee Bucks (49-32) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (46-35) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando 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 1:00 ET.

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The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Milwaukee’s most recently played the Thunder and lost with a final score of 125-107. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Bucks couldn’t cover the spread as +14.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 224 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Magic, the Bucks are 49-32 overall and are 3-7 in their last ten games. Currently, they are 2nd in the Eastern Conference and are in 1st place in the Central division.

Milwaukee has an overall ATS record of 35-46 for the season so far. On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 16-23, as opposed to a 19-23 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Magic were defeated by the 76ers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 125-113. The Magic picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 68-61.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Bucks, the Magic have an above .500 record of 46-35. At home, the Magic are 28-12 compared to 18-23 on the road.

Orlando comes in with an overall ATS record of 50-31 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Orlando is 25-12 vs. the spread while going 25-19 as the underdog.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

The Milwaukee offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 119.4 points per game.

Heading into the final game of the season, the Bucks are ranked 4th in the NBA in scoring at 119.4 points per game. However, they have scored below the league average in 38.3% of their games.

On the road, Milwaukee is averaging 117.4 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. In terms of pace, the Bucks are 6th in the league at 100 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Bucks are 7th in the NBA at 48%. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, making an average of 14.3 threes per game (5th).

Magic Offense Breakdown

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The Magic come into today’s game as the 25th ranked scoring offense at 110.4 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Magic are 25th in the NBA at 110.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging 112.6 points per game.

Orlando’s offensive style is focused on getting to the free-throw line. They lead the league in free throw attempts at 24.5 per game. In terms of pace, the Magic are 26th in the NBA.

So far this season, Orlando has made just 11 three-pointers per game, which is last in the league. However, their field goal percentage is 14th in the NBA at 47%.

Bucks Team Defense

At present, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 21st, allowing 116.4 points per game. In their previous game, the Bucks’ defense struggled against the Thunder, giving up 125 points on a field goal percentage of 49%.

Magic Team Defense

So far, the Magic defense is giving up 108.7 points per contest, which has them sitting 4th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in five straight matchups. The Magic defense is coming off a game in which they held the 76ers offense to just 45.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 125 points to Philadelphia.

Key Players For The Bucks And Magic

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Damian Lillard will be the primary scorer for the Bucks, with 25 points and going 8/18 from the field. This season, he is averaging 24.4 points per game along with 4.4 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Paolo Banchero as the leading scorer for the Magic. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 23 while also collecting 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and his scoring average is 22.5 points per game.

Bucks vs Magic Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Milwaukee has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 110 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Orlando has an ATS record of 1-4 while averaging 110 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bucks have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 2-1.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Magic have a straight up record of 5-5 and an ATS mark of 4-6.

Bucks vs Magic Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +4.5, we have the Bucks as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 214.5 and given that our model is projecting 219 points between the teams, we like the over.

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