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NBA Game Preview - Bucks underdogs vs Magic at Milwaukee

Orlando MagicMilwaukee Bucks
16-38February 18, 2014, 08:00 | Bradley Center9-43



Milwaukee looks to cover the Bucks-Magic pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 9-43 mark when they host Orlando in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bucks are 9-43 so far on the season, and 20-32 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 16-38 and 23-30-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 27-25 and the Magic go 23-31 on the totals.

View Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Bucks in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 194 at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bucks rated this week at No. 29 and the Magic sitting at No. 27. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 86-82 result in favor of the Magic today.

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Last time out for Orlando, they were an 86-81 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 167 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic endured an 86-81 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Nikola Vucevic at Amway Center.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 102-98 loser as they battled the Pelicans at home. The Bucks covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Brandon Knight scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Bucks to victory (they lost 102-98 to New Orleans at Bradley Center on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 25-rated squad against Orlando's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 18 in the league with 7.19 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.94 per outing.

A few Magic at Bucks trends to consider:
Orlando is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
Orlando is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games
Orlando is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
Milwaukee is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games at home
Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Orlando at Cleveland, Wednesday, February 19th
Milwaukee home to Denver, Thursday, February 20th

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