Magic vs. Bucks - 11/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (6-9) at Orlando Magic (7-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -3.5 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSWI, FSFL
The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic square off Friday night at the Amway Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use a nice victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 17.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.1 points and 9.9 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing five assists and John Henson is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks aren’t playing that elite level defense this year, as they’re allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and have allowed 100-plus points in six of their last seven games. The Bucks look like a completely different team from a year ago. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost their last four road games.
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The Orlando Magic are looking for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 17.7 points and 2.6 assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 15.4 points and 8.5 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.3 assists and Tobias Harris is grabbing eight rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.7 percent from deep and have topped 100 points in six of their last nine games. The Magic are averaging 12.2 offensive rebounds per contest. The Magic have won five of their last six home games. C.J. Watson is doubtful with a calf injury.
The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Magic are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Bucks look nothing like the team from last season as the defense seems to be gone. The Magic continue to find ways to compete and have held their own at home. I'll take Orlando and the small chalk.