Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 8/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 8/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks (57-18) at Orlando Magic (34-41)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm (HP Field House)

The Line: Orlando Magic +12 -- Over/Under: 226 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in game three of NBA playoff action at the HP Field House.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory to take a 2-1 series lead. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 110.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.5 points and 18.5 rebounds while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 14 points and six assists. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing three rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game.

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The Orlando Magic look for a bounce back performance to take a 2-1 series lead. The Orlando Magic are averaging 108.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 33.5 points and 12 rebounds while Terrence Ross is averaging 15 points and 3.5 rebounds. Markelle Fultz is the third double-digit scorer and DJ Augustin is dishing eight assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. 

The Bucks are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Magic are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The over is 20-5-1 in Magic last 26 overall. The Bucks are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando.

The Milwaukee Bucks showed much more energy in their game two victory and were far more active on the defensive end. Still, the Magic got a lot of open looks from three and they only lost by 15 points despite struggling big time on the offensive end through the first two quarters. I'm not sure the Magic will win another game in this series, but they can hang around and they'll continue to get open looks from the outside. The Milwaukee Bucks are also just 16-19 against the spread this season as a double-digit favorite. I want the points with the Magic. 

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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +12

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.