Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic - 2/18/14
Orlando Magic (16-38) at Milwaukee Bucks (9-43)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks PK -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
It’s yet another matchup between two of the worst teams in the league when the Orlando Magic take on the Milwaukee Bucks. These teams have met twice before and the Magic have won both meetings.
The Magic have actually been playing some prideful basketball as of late, winning three of their last four games and climbing out of the Eastern Conference cellar. In their last five games, they’re averaging 93.6 points and shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc, while the defense is allowing 95.2 points on 45.8 percent from the field. That points allowed average is six points less than their season average of 101.3 points. The Magic are 23-31 ATS overall and 9-17 ATS on the road.
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The Bucks continue to be the worst team in the league and have only won two games since the calendar switched to 2014. They’re ranked 29th in the league in points scored, 25th in rebounds and 22nd in points allowed. In their last five games, they’re averaging 96 points and allowing 102.6 points. It’s just all around ugly for the team clearly tanking for hopefully the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft. The Bucks are 20-32 ATS and 9-17 ATS at home.
In a pick’em game, I usually go with the home team, but I can’t do it in this one. The Magic have actually been playing decent basketball recently, while the Bucks seem like they’re goal is to keep losing in hopes for more Ping-Pong balls.
The Magic are 8-1 ATS in their last nine meetings against the Bucks and are 4-0 ATS in their last four that have taken place in Milwaukee.
It may make for ugly television, but the Magic have a great chance to make you some money Tuesday night.