Milwaukee Bucks at Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 7 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 32-12. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 10.0 as they average 117.6 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 19-25. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 103.6 points per contest and give up 107.5, which is a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-17-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-23-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 21-21-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 18-26-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/18/19 G Tony Snell Thumb injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/16/19 C Mohamed Bamba Foot is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Khris Middleton averages 17.5 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Aaron Gordon averages 15.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 117.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 27th in the league with 103.6 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Magic are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Magic surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Bucks are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Orlando is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +7
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