Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic - 1/10/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (12-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (21-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -10.5 -- Over/Under: 218 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSWI
The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Orlando Magic could use a win here after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 19.2 points and 8.1 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 1817.9.1 points and three assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic haven’t won a road game since December 3.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.7 points and 10.1 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.3 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Magic are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bucks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast, 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are obviously the better team here, and the Orlando Magic have been awful, especially on the road. However, the Bucks aren't covering numbers and aren't blowing teams out. Also, the Bucks are outscoring teams by just 0.4 points at home this season and are being outscored by 1.6 points in their last five games overall. This is simply too many points for me to lay here. Give me the Magic and the free points.