Milwaukee Bucks (30-24) at Orlando Magic (18-36)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 10, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Orlando Magic +5 -- Over/Under: 207
The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic meet Saturday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win here after winning seven of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.9 points and 10.4 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.1 points and 4.2 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last six road games.
The Orlando Magic look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.4 points and 8.3 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.9 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight home games.
The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 9-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bucks are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Orlando, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Orlando Magic have found ways to sneak in some wins recently despite playing with half a roster, and the Milwaukee Bucks are on the end of a back to back. However, the Bucks defense should be key here, as the Magic are still missing a lot of key guys, so you question where offense is going to come against all that length. The Bucks have also lost back-to-back games just twice since December 28. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the better team.