Magic open as NBA underdog vs Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Odds
The Bucks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Magic in Orlando at Amway Center on Wednesday in NBA action.
The Magic sport records of 19-59 and 36-42 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bucks sit at 37-40 and 33-43-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 41-36-1 for the Magic and 38-39 for the Bucks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 27 and the Bucks at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-92 result in favor of the Bucks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense (94.1 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 20 at 100.2 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).
Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.4 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Milwaukee was a 94-83 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bucks got a terrific 30-point performance from Brandon Jennings but Miami handed them a 94-83 defeat on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Orlando lost its last outing, a 91-85 result against the Cavaliers on April 7. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tobias Harris poured in 26 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds in a losing cause for Orlando on Sunday, as the Cavaliers rolled to a 91-85 victory over Orlando at Quicken Loans Arena.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 9-1
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bucks at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Friday, April 12
Orlando home to Boston, Saturday, April 13