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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic - 4/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic (24-56) at Milwaukee Bucks (43-37)
Date & Time Monday April 9, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -12 -- Over/Under: 210
TV Channel
FSFL, FSWI
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NBA | Orlando Magic (24-56) at Milwaukee Bucks (43-37)
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The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks meet Monday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Orlando Magic could use a win here after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 17.9 points and 8.1 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 106.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.1 points and 10 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.4 points and four assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Parker is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won four of their last six home games.

The Magic are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Central and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games. The Bucks are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest, 10-25-1 ATS in their last 36 vs. NBA Southeast and 8-22-3 ATS in their last 33 home games. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Bucks have a chance to improve their playoff seeding if they finish the season strong, but they're just 1-7 ATS this season when favored by eight or more points. The Orlando Magic have been really good against the number despite the lack of victories, and they're 10-3 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. Give me the truckload of points here.

Pick:
Orlando Magic +12

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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