Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -11.5
Fiserv Forum is the venue where Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (20-3, 1st in the Central Division) will take on the Orlando Magic (11-11, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Monday. The line on this contest has Milwaukee as 11.5 point favorites. The total opens at 221.
The Magic cover the spread 42.9% of the time, having gone 9-12-1 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 52.2% of the time, going 12-11-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/1/2019 Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
11/21/2019 Nikola Vucevic C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Jonathan Isaac averages 12.5 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.1 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Eric Bledsoe averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.9 per game. The Magic allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 121.0 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.8 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Bucks are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Bucks surrender 107.4 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Magic are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 10th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Orlando is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Bucks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 1st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +11.5
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