Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 1/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-3)
The Orlando Magic (6-4) play the Milwaukee Bucks (6-4) at Amway Center on Monday. Milwaukee opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and went home with a win by a final score of 100-90 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the game with a 44.0% FG percentage (37 of 84) and made 12 of their 36 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bucks converted 14 of 18 shots for a rate of 77.8%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they earned 45 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 25 assists for this game while getting 11 steals and 3 blocks. When talking about the defense, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the field on 36 out of 86 shooting. Cleveland doled out 16 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Cavaliers had 47 rebounds (14 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Cleveland finished the contest at 68.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 16 attempts. They also made 7 of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc.
Khris Middleton is one guy who was a major contributor in the game. He ended up finishing with 27 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 35:29 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. Middleton finished 62.5% from the field and also earned 6 dimes. Another guy that played a role in the game for the Bucks was Bobby Portis. He pulled down 11 rebounds and also totaled 3 dimes. He finished shooting 63.6% from the field in the game by going 7-of-11 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Portis played for 33:27 minutes.
Milwaukee heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-4 for the campaign. The Bucks are connecting on 41.4% from downtown (166 of 401) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 122.0 points per contest (1st in the league) while hitting 49.3% from the field. They turn it over 15.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling in 47.8 boards per contest and has accumulated 263 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Bucks are able to force 14.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They concede 36.9% on shots from downtown and they are 18th in the league in PPG allowed (111.4). The Bucks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.9% (145 of 192) and they surrender 42.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 13th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 224 conceded so far this season.
When they last played, the Orlando Magic walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 112-98 against the Dallas Mavericks. The Magic were able to collect 33 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for the contest. They stuffed 2 attempts while getting 11 steals in this contest. The Mavericks were called for 17 fouls for this game which got the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Orlando buried 6 out of 31 tries (19.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Magic went 38 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.7%. The Magic allowed the Mavericks to make 39 out of their 79 tries from the field which had them at 49.4% in this game. They finished shooting 50.0% from three-point range by connecting on 20 of 40 and finished the contest at 14 of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Orlando permitted Dallas to get 44 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Nikola Vučević ended up being a major contributor for the Magic for the contest. He converted 14 out of 24 in the game for a rate of 58.3%, which got him 30 points. Vučević grabbed 15 rebounds in his 33:27 mins of time on the court and had 2 assists for this contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Orlando was Aaron Gordon. He notched 16 points in his 35:32 mins played by going 6 of 16 shooting in this contest. Gordon ended the game having shot 37.5% from the field while earning 5 assists and 4 boards.
Orlando has a record of 6-4 so far this season. The Magic are responsible for committing 17.6 fouls per game and they connect on 81.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 20.7 times per contest (30th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest. Orlando has accounted for 1,068 points on the season (106.8 per game) and they grab 47.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Magic are shooting 43.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 29th in the league. The Magic are ranked 10th in the league in PPG given up with 109.2. The Orlando defense gives up 36.4% on 3-point attempts (123 of 338) and opponents are making 72.0% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 24.8 dimes and 45.9 boards per contest, which ranks them 16th and 19th in basketball. They are able to force 14.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.7% from the field (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-3)
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