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Bucks host Magic in basketball action

Orlando MagicMilwaukee Bucks
19-45March 10, 2014, 08:00 | Bradley Center12-50

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Monday when the Magic of Orlando hit the hard court against the Bucks of Milwaukee.

The Magic will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 27-34-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bucks are 26-35-1 ATS. Orlando is 29-35 against the total, while Milwaukee is 36-26 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Bettors looking to side with the Bucks in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 204 at Bovada.

This game pits the Bucks, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 87-84 victory for the Magic.

The Magic were a 121-112 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (233) made winners of OVER bettors. Tobias Harris scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 121-112 to San Antonio at AT&T Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 114-107 loser as they battled the Wizards at home. The Bucks covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 221 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got 25 points from Brandon Knight en route to a 114-107 loss against Washington on Saturday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 20 in the league with 42.25 per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Milwaukee is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 7.27 per game, while the Magic rate No. 20 with 6.84 per contest.

Next up:
Orlando home to Denver, Wednesday, March 12th
Milwaukee at Minnesota, Tuesday, March 11th