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Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Prediction & Betting Tips 12/21/2023

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic 12/21/2023
  • Take the Bucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Magic (+8.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 220 points, and we suggest taking the under

Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Preview

Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Magic versus the Bucks? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSW. The game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI.

This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 238.5 points, and the Bucks are favored to win at home vs. the Magic. Check out BetCoco for Milwaukee Bucks – Orlando Magic odds

Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Bucks are averaging 123 points per game, compared to the Magic at 117. These figures have led to Milwaukee posting a record of 2-1.

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Magic have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 106 points per game in this stretch.
  • Milwaukee has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 120 points per game while allowing 121. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Orlando has an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Milwaukee was favored, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 8-2 straight up.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Prediction

The Magic are 16-10 overall and will have to bring their A-game today if they want to win as they are +8.5 point underdogs. When playing on the road, the Magic are 5-7 compared to their 11-3 home record.

Orlando has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 17-9 against the spread. On the road, the Magic have an ATS record of 6-6, as opposed to a 11-3 record against the spread when playing at home.

The over/under record for the Magic stands at 14-12-0 so far this season. Their games feature an average over/under line of 224.2, and they hold a -1.2 differential compared to the over/under line this season.

Against the Heat, the Magic had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 113 points per game. They scored 106 points and posted a field goal percentage of 46.1% in the game. The team’s scoring leader is Paolo Banchero, who holds an average of 20.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Franz Wagner is averaging 19.8 points per game this season.

So far, the Magic defense is giving up 110.1 points per contest, which has them sitting 4 in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in nine straight matchups.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Magic defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.5% while allowing 36.8% from downtown.

With an overall record of 20-7, the Bucks are looking to extend their five game winning streak. In Eastern Conference play, the Bucks are 16-7 compared to 4-0 in non-conference games.

Milwaukee’s ATS record sits below .500 (12-15). On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 5-5 compared to a 7-10 record vs. the spread at home.

So far over half of the Bucks’ games have surpassed the over/under lines, putting their over/under record at 19-8-0. Their games feature an average over/under line of 236.2, and they hold a 7.6 differential compared to the over/under line this season.

Milwaukee finished with 132 points in their game against the Spurs. This total surpasses their season-average of 124.7 points per game. Leading the Bucks in scoring vs. the Spurs was Damian Lillard with his 40 points. Bobby Portis also added 23 points for the Bucks.

So far, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 23 in the league at 119.2 points per contest.

Opponents are hitting 53.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.9% of their three-point attempts.

Coming in as 8.5 point favorites, our projections have the Bucks picking up a 111-109 win.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Betting Tips

  • Take the Bucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Magic (+8.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 220 points, and we suggest taking the under

Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo – Foot – Questionable
  • Jae Crowder – Groin – Out

Orlando Magic Injury Report

  • Joe Ingles – Ankle – Questionable
  • Markelle Fultz – Knee – Out
  • Kevon Harris – Coach’s Decision – Out

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