Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic - 11/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (5-7) at Milwaukee Bucks (5-7)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic travel to the Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
The Magic have won three of their last four games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Mavericks in a 95-87 win at home on Saturday. Serge Ibaka had a decent game of 15 points with nine rebounds and three blocks while Nikola Vucevic had a double-double of 12 points with 12 rebounds but the Magic would have lost this game if not for DJ Augustin who scored a team-high 18 points with six assists in 30 minutes off the bench. As a team, the Magic shot just 43.6 percent while committing a total of 19 turnovers but their defense held the shorthanded Mavericks to just 33.8 percent shooting and just seven points in the final 5:20 of the game. With the win, Orlando improves to 6-7 overall and 4-3 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost five of their last six games and are in danger of losing a fourth straight after falling to the Warriors in a 124-121 shootout on Saturday. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 30 points with six assists while Jabari Parker added 28 points with five assists but the Bucks just couldn't get over the hump despite shooting 51.7 percent from the field and pouring in a season-high 66 points in the first half. It was a disappointing finish for what could have been a great win, but it was still somewhat or a moral victory for the Bucks given their opponent. With the loss, Milwaukee falls to 5-7 overall and 4-3 at home.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall and 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games, while the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
Head to head, the Magic are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings overall and the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
The Bucks continue to be one of the most inconsistent teams in the league which makes it so hard to back them, so while they should be able to win in a tight one, I think there's more value on the Magic with the points as they've been more reliable ATS.