Bucks vs Magic Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -8.5
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (44-7, 1st in the Central Division) head to Amway Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Orlando Magic (22-30, 2nd in the Southeast Division). Milwaukee opens this matchup as 8.5 point favorites. The total opens at 218.
The Bucks are covering the spread 56.9% of the time, having gone 29-22-0 ATS. Orlando is covering the spread 44.0% of the time, going 22-28-2 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/07/20 PG George Hill Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/17/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is out 3-4 weeks
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 30.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 13.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Khris Middleton averages 20.3 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Aaron Gordon averages 13.8 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Nikola Vucevic averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 119.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Bucks allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 29th in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Magic are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Magic surrender 104.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 102 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Orlando is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Magic are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 7th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -8.5
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