Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic - 4/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (31-43) at Milwaukee Bucks (31-44)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic travel to the Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.
The Magic have lost 10 of their last 15 games but they'll be aiming for a fourth straight win tonight after cruising past the Pacers in a 114-94 road win last night. Evan Fournier led the scoring with 25 points on 10 of 14 shooting, Nikola Vucevic added 24 points on 12 of 15 shooting while Victor Oladipo added 18 points with seven assists as the Magic dominated the game from start to finish to improve to 31-43 on the season and 11-26 on the road. Orlando is currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with no chance of making the playoffs, but they've looked very good in their last three outings and could provide a few upsets with the regular season winding down.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks were able to snap a five-game skid with a 105-94 win over the Suns on Wednesday. Khris Middleton led the scoring with 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting, Jabari Parker added 21 points while Greg Monroe had 14 as the Bucks cruised past the Suns on the back of some strong defense, holding the Suns to just five of 24 from the 3-point line while forcing them into committing 22 turnovers. Greivis Vasquez had missed the previous 58 games but returned to the court to play 13 minutes off the bench without scoring.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 against the Eastern Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 against the NBA Central, while the Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Magic are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall and the under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings overall.
Both teams are elimated, but the Milwaukee Bucks have been playing better basketball overall and have the size/defense to give the Magic fits. In a toss-up game, I like the Bucks at home and the low line.