Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 8/18/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -10
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (56-17, 1st in the Central Division) play the Orlando Magic (33-40, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at HP Field House on Tuesday. Milwaukee opens this matchup as 10-point favorites. The total is set at 222.5.
The Magic are covering 49.3% of the time, having gone 35-36-2 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 53.4% of the time, going 39-34-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
08/17/20 PG Michael Carter-Williams Foot is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Milwaukee
08/17/20 SG Evan Fournier Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
08/17/20 SG Terrence Ross Medical is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
08/14/20 C Mo Bamba Illness is out for season
08/14/20 PF Aaron Gordon Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
08/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out for season
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
08/14/20 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Suspension Served is probable Tuesday vs Orlando
08/14/20 PF Ersan Ilyasova Elbow is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
08/14/20 SG Wesley Matthews Shoulder is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.6 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 29.5 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.6 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Khris Middleton averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.8 per game. The Magic allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 118.7 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.7 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Bucks are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Bucks surrender 108.6 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Magic are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Orlando is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 13th in the league.
Milwaukee is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 1st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +10
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