Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 5 (12/5): NBA
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- Dec 5, 2022, 8:47:44 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Magic money line||+210|
|Magic spread||+6.5 (-110)|
|Bucks money line||-250|
|Bucks spread||-6.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||227.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|Orlando Magic||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Home / road record||4-5||3-3|
|Points per game||114.00||112.00|
|Points allowed per game||116.00||117.00|
|Rebounds per game||46.00||48.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||46.00||45.00|
|Over / under record||11-9-1||9-10|
The Orlando Magic return home to host the Milwaukee Bucks at the Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. These teams already faced each other last month in Milwaukee where the Bucks took the win 119-108.
The Magic have lost 3 their last 5 games of the season and are 4-4 at home with a 4-10 record overall ranking 4th in the Southeast division. In their last game at home, they lost 111-105 against the Charlotte Hornets. Bol Bol and Chuma Okeke made two 3-pointers each to launch Orlando's only serious run of the game, but the Magic could get no closer than seven.
Paolo Banchero who has been out for the last 3 games is leading the team with 23.5 points per game. Carter Jr. leads the team in rebounds with 9.1 per game while Cole Anthony has 4.3 assists per game for Orlando.
In their last 10 games the Magic are 4-6, averaging 111.2 points, 45.5 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 41.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points per game.
The Bucks get here with a 14-5 record overall and are 3-3 on the road ranking 1st in the Central division. The Bucks have gone 8-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference with 24.5 assists per game led by Jrue Holiday averaging 7.4.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.9 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists for the Bucks. Brook Lopez is averaging 15.8 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
In their last 10 games, the Bucks are 5-5, averaging 112.5 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.4 points per game.
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Orlando.
Milwaukee are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against Orlando.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
Orlando are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games.
Orlando are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The Magic have been up and down this season and are only 4-5 at home but they have been playing great offense scoring 119 points in their last 10 games. The Bucks have won 3 of their last 4 games and have dominated the Magic beating them in 16 of their last 10 head to head games. The Bucks the better team but with the Magic playing great offense I think they can keep this game close enough to cover the spread.
PICK: Magic +6.5 (-110)
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