The Milwaukee Bucks play host to the Orlando Magic at the Fiserv Forum on Wednesday night.
The Orlando Magic have been in good form as they’ve won six of their last 10 games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after taking down the Pelicans in a 101-93 road win on Monday. Paolo Banchero led the team with 29 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Markelle Fultz and Moritz Wagner each scored 14 points while Wendell Carter Jr. chipped in with 11 points and 11 rebounds. As a team, the Magic shot 45 percent from the field and nine of 34 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 36 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, but they found themselves in a real battle and couldn’t pull away until the fourth quarter where they held the Pelicans to just 19 points.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have been on fire lately as they’ve won 17 of their last 18 games overall and they will be eager to build on their 15-game win streak after blowing past the Nets in a 118-104 road win last night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 33 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, Khris Middleton added 18 points and six assists off the bench while Jrue Holiday chipped in with 14 points and eight assists. As a team, the Bucks shot 49 percent from the field and 14 of 37 from the 3-point line as they endured a slow start and found themselves trailing by 18 points almost right away, but they kept their composure and flipped the script in the second half where they dominated the Nets by 66-42 to make it look easy in the end.
Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team above .600. The Bucks are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games playing on zero days rest, 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the under is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings in Milwaukee and the Magi are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Magic are keeping an eye on Jonathan Isaac who is questionable for this one, while the Bucks are only missing Wesley Matthews for this one. The Magic have been in decent form lately and they really gave it to the Bucks in a close encounter back in December, but the Bucks are simply rolling at the moment and I think they can extend their win streak for at least another game.