Orlando Magic at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 4/9/2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Orlando Magic head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, April 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 6 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 24-55. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 103.7 points per contest while giving up 108.5 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 43-37. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per contest and giving up 106.8, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 36-42-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 33-46-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-42-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 45-34-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
04/07/18 F Aaron Gordon Calf is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Toronto
04/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out for season
04/07/18 C Nikola Vucevic Back is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Toronto
04/07/18 G Terrence Ross Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Toronto
03/24/18 F Jonathon Simmons Wrist is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
04/08/18 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Ankle is "?" Monday vs Orlando
04/08/18 G Tony Snell Ankle injured last game, is probable Monday vs Orlando
04/07/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is upgraded to probable Monday vs Orlando
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 16.9 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Aaron Gordon averages 17.9 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Khris Middleton has scored 20.4 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 10 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.7 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.77 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.5 per game. The Magic allow 108.5 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 13th in the NBA with 106.7 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.08. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.6 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 23.2. The Bucks are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Bucks give up 106.8 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Orlando is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Milwaukee is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Bucks are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 12th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.1 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.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +6
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