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Bucks face Magic: NBA odds preview

Milwaukee BucksOrlando Magic
March 3, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Odds

14-22TEAM RECORD23-14

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Magic try to run the Bucks off the court at Amway Center in pro hoops action.

This season the Magic are 23-14 overall and 20-17 ATS against the number, while the Bucks are 14-22 and 14-22 ATS. As for the totals, Orlando is 18-18-1 on the OU, and Milwaukee is 22-13-1.

View Milwaukee vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bucks before tip-off in this one will find them as 9-point underdogs, while the total sits at 189.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Magic, currently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bucks, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-92 victory for the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 93.6 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 23 at 97.6 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 96.8 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 99-94 result against the Hawks on March 2. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game OVER the total. Milwaukee got 34 points from Brandon Jennings en route to a 99-94 loss at the hands of Milwaukee on Friday at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Orlando was a 105-102 loser at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dwight Howard chucked in 33 points for Orlando on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 105-102 at Amway Center.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bucks at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Philadelphia, Monday, March 5
Orlando at Toronto, Monday, March 5

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