Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/31/14
Milwaukee Bucks (8-37) at Orlando Magic (12-35)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic play host to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night from the Amway Center
Head to head, the Bucks are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Orlando while the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, but just 16-37-1 ATS in their last 54 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Bucks on the other hand are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and 23-47 ATS in their last 70 games overall.
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Who’s been hanging out for this game? I couldn’t sleep last night in anticipating of this battle between the two worst teams in not just the Eastern Conference, but the entire league. The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks have combined to win just the 20 games this season and it’s pretty hard to write any positives about either team. Well, that’s not entirely true because the one positive about them stinking the joint up this season is that they both will be picking pretty highly in this upcoming draft, which will be a good one.
As far this game goes, I have no clue what’s going to happen, that’s just the truth. The Magic has covered the spread in four of their last five at home, which is probably enough for you to take them in this one. While I would take Orlando at gun point if I had to choose, I’m actually going to take the over in this one, which is purely a gut feeling. Well, that’s not entirely true because the over is 5-1 in the Magic last six games at home. I just don’t see a great deal of defense being played here and have a weird feeling this is going to be a high scoring contest...
Dan’s Pick: Over 191.5