Orlando Magic at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 12-28. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 105.1 points per contest while giving up 110.7 per game. The Bucks have an overall record of 21-18. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.9 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 15-25-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 19-21-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 17-17-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 24-14-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
01/06/18 F Jonathon Simmons Back is "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Jonathon Simmons averages 14.3 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Khris Middleton averages 20.3 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 28.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.9 per game. The Magic allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 14th in the league with 105.9 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -0.54. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Bucks are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Bucks surrender 106.4 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Orlando is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Milwaukee is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +9.5
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