Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/14/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (36-31) at Orlando Magic (20-48)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSFL
The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use a feel good victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.1 points and 10.1 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.9 points and four assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Jennings is dishing 12 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Orlando Magic look to play spoiler here while snapping a five-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.3 points and 8.4 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight home games.
The Bucks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks aren't playing great basketball down the stretch and have been horrible defensively on the road. However, the Bucks are still playing for something and know they have to win games like this if they're going to position themselves nicely for the playoffs. The Orlando Magic are in full tank mode and were just waxed last night against a banged up Spurs team. The Bucks should win this game rather easily.