Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 8/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 8/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks (58-18) at Orlando Magic (34-42)

NBA Basketball: Monday, August 24, 2020 at 1:30 pm (HP Field House)

The Line: Orlando Magic +13.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Milwaukee Bucks look for a third straight victory to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 114 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.3 points and 16 rebounds while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 14 points and 6.7 assists. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Khris Middleton is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game.

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The Orlando Magic need a bounce back performance to even up the series at 2-2. The Orlando Magic are averaging 108.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 29 points and 9.7 rebounds while Terrence Ross is averaging 16.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. DJ Augustin is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fournier is dishing 2.3 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 89.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. 

The Bucks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 playoff games as a favorite. The Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog. The over is 6-2 in Bucks last 8 games as a favorite. The over is 21-5-1 in Magic last 27 overall. The Bucks are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

It looks like the Bucks have settled into this series, and they're playing with more energy while getting whatever they want offensively in their last two games. The Magic are fighting an uphill battle, especially if Aaron Gordon still can't play due to a hamstring injury. Still, this is a lot of points to lay with a desperate Magic team that's hung around in three games and continues to get wide open looks from the outside. It's not like the Magic are getting blown out of the gym in these games. The Bucks are also 17-19 against the spread as a double-digit favorite. Give me the points. 

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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +13.5

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