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Orlando MagicMilwaukee Bucks
March 16, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

42-26TEAM RECORD26-40

The Bucks will hit the floor running against the visiting Orlando Magic on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Bucks are 26-40 overall and 31-34-1 ATS against the number, while the Magic are 42-26 and 29-37-2 ATS. As for the totals, Milwaukee is 24-42 on the OU, and Orlando is 27-37-4.

View Orlando vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bucks in this one will find them as 5.5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 181.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bucks, currently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-93 victory for the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 91.1 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 6 at 94.6 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 97.8 points per game when on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

The Magic were a 97-84 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dwight Howard scored 22 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 97-84 against Los Angeles in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

The Bucks were a 110-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. Milwaukee was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Atlanta and falling 110-85 at Philips Arena.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Magic at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando
Milwaukee is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Orlando
Milwaukee is 18-5-2 ATS in its last 25 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to Denver, Friday, March 18
Milwaukee home to New Jersey, Friday, March 18

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