Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 8/22/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: The Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -12.5
Evan Fournier and the Orlando Magic host the Milwaukee Bucks at The Field House on Saturday in Game 3 of their series. Orlando opens this game as 12.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 226.
Milwaukee won Game 2 by a score of 111-96 to tie the series at 1-1. Giannis Antetokounmpo once again led the Bucks with 28 points, 20 rebounds, and 5 assists. Nikola Vucevic had a good game in defeat, tallying 32 pts, 10 boards, and 2 dimes.
The Bucks are covering the spread 53.3% of the time, having gone 40-35-0 ATS. Orlando covers the spread 49.3% of the time, going 36-37-2 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
08/20/20 PG Michael Carter-Williams Foot is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
08/20/20 PF Aaron Gordon Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Milwaukee
08/14/20 C Mo Bamba Illness is out for season
08/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out for season
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 29.5 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 13.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Khris Middleton averages 20.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Evan Fournier averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 118.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 24th in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Magic are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Magic surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 102.9 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 55% is 1st. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 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 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 11th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -12.5
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