Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 36-31. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 20-47. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 109.5, good for a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-35-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-33-1 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 32-34-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 29-38-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/12/18 F Aaron Gordon Head is "?" Tuesday vs San Antonio
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.1 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 105.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.21 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 18th in the league with 105.1 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.34. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Magic are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Magic surrender 109.5 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Bucks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Milwaukee is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Orlando is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Magic are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +8.5
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