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Bucks vs Magic NBA Game Preview

Milwaukee BucksOrlando Magic
8-37January 31, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center12-35



Milwaukee pays a visit to Orlando on Friday, hoping to send the Magic to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Amway Center.

The Magic bring a 12-35 record (19-27-1 ATS) to the battle against the 8-37 Bucks, who are 15-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 20-27 so far and the Bucks go 23-22. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Bettors looking to side with the Magic in this one found them as -6-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 191 at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 26 and the Bucks at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 85-81 result in favor of the Magic.

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In their last action, Milwaukee was a 126-117 loser at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (243) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bucks wasted a 27-point performance from Ersan Ilyasova as Phoenix ran past them 126-117 on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

The Magic were a 98-83 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Orlando suffered a 98-83 loss against Toronto on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Nikola Vucevic in a losing effort at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 23-ranked offense (96.02 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.53 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.03% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (42.14% on average).

A few Bucks at Magic trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
Milwaukee is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
Orlando is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
Orlando is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Milwaukee at Memphis, Saturday, February 1st
Orlando at Boston, Sunday, February 2nd

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