Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (23-22) at Orlando Magic (15-33)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
Orlando Magic +4 -- Over/Under 207 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic tonight.
The Milwaukee Bucks have lost three of their last five overall but will going for a second straight win after taking down the Heat by 109-102 on Tuesday. Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton led the starters with 17 points each but it was the Bucks' reserves who really dominated, combining for 54 points to the Heat's 13 bench points. As a team, the Bucks shot 54.9 percent from the field and finished with seven players in double figures to win and improve to 23-22 on the season and 13-12 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have lost 12 of their last 14 games overall and will be looking to avoid a seventh straight loss after falling to the Grizzlies by 103-94 on Monday. Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo led the Magic with 18 points each but this game was over by halftime as the Grizzlies stormed out of the gates and led by 67-48 points going into the break. There was just no stopping the frontcourt duo of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol who both had double-doubles and that's been the case for the Magic for almost two weeks now as they've allowed their last six opponents to average 113.8 points per game. With the loss, Orlando drops to 15-33 overall and 10-18 on the road where they've lost their last three.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing against a team below .400 and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall, while the Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record but just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Bucks are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall and just 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Orlando.
Back on Nov. 14, the Magic beat the Bucks by 101-85 behind 26 points from Tobias Harris but I really don't see that happening again. Instead, I'm taking the Bucks who have definitely been playing better basketball and should be able to build on what was a very solid win in their last outing.