Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic - 8/29/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (34-43) at Milwaukee Bucks (59-18)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm (AdventHealth Arena)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -14 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday 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 and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. 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 Milwaukee Bucks should be able to close this series out, but they're also a team that's had trouble with the Magic and allowed them to hang around heading into the fourth quarter. If the Magic can make the open threes they continue to get, they're going to give themselves a chance to stay within the number. This is a ton of points to lay, especially coming off the emotional 48 hours the players have been dealing with just to determine if the playoffs would even continue. I have a hard time laying such a big number.
Give me the Magic and the free buckets.