Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic - 8/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (34-43) at Milwaukee Bucks (59-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm (AdventHealth Arena)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -14 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in game five of NBA playoff action at the AdventHealth Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to close out this series and meet in the second round against the Miami Heat. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 115.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.3 points and 15.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 13.5 points and 4.8 assists. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 6.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win here to save their season and force a game six on Friday. The Orlando Magic are averaging 107.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 29.5 points and 10 rebounds while Terrence Ross is averaging 17.3 points and four rebounds. DJ Augustin is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Fournier is dishing 2.5 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 22-5-1 in Magic last 28 overall. The over is 7-3 in Bucks last 10 overall. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Orlando Magic have hung around in every game of this series, it's just about being able to sustain that success and not fall apart in the fourth quarter. Either way, determining who covers the number has come down to the final minutes and the Bucks have done a great job of not putting this team away. I'm just not impressed by how the Bucks have looked in the first round and I'm not running to the window to lay these big numbers. The Bucks should close out this series, but I want the Magic and the points if forced to pick.