Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 12/28/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Milwaukee Bucks (22-13) are headed to Amway Center on Tuesday where they will play the Orlando Magic (7-27).
The Bucks faced the Celtics and earned the victory with a final of 117-113 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Bucks finished with 20 and the Celtics finished the game with 14 personal fouls. They also converted 17 out of their 45 attempts from downtown. Boston finished the contest at 83.3% when shooting free throws by making 20 of 24 tries. In addition, Boston had 33 boards (11 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Boston earned 44 assists and had 24 steals for the game. When it comes to defending, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 42.7% from the field on 38 of 89 shooting. They also doled out 24 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 8 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 48 with 15 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Bucks converted 19 of 27 attempts for a rate of 70.4%. Milwaukee finished the contest having earned a 47.3% field goal percentage (43 out of 91) and made 12 of 33 shots from downtown.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. Antetokounmpo finished 56.5% from the field and totaled 5 assists. He played 30 mins and also pulled down 12 boards. He totaled 36 points on 13 out of 23 shooting.
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Milwaukee comes into this game with a win-loss record of 22-13 so far this season. They have an average of 110.5 points per contest (7th in the league) while going 45.2% from the floor. The Bucks are hitting 35.7% from downtown (492 of 1,378) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Milwaukee is snagging 47.1 boards per contest and has earned 796 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 12th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per game and as a group are committing 17.5 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Bucks are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 27th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 852 surrendered for the season. The Bucks defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.9% (1,378 of 3,142) and they surrender 45.0 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are conceding 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 14th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (107.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Magic went home defeated by a final of 93-83 when they faced the Heat. The Magic were able to snag 35 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Heat were called for 13 personal fouls in this contest which took the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.7%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Orlando made 10 of their 32 attempts (31.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Magic ended up going 31 for 72 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.1%. The Magic allowed the Heat to convert 36 out of their 89 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 40.4% for this game. They finished 29.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 34 and finished the game at 11 of 18 from the charity stripe (61.1%). When discussing rebounding, Orlando permitted Miami to snag 31 overall (20 on the offensive side).
Gary Harris ended up having an impact for the Magic for this game. He converted 7 of 11 in this contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, and earned 3 rebounds. Harris tallied 20 points in his 35 mins of playing time and added 1 assist for this contest.
Orlando has a record of 7-27 this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Magic are hitting on 42.4% from the floor, which is 28th in the NBA. Orlando has scored 3,433 pts so far this year (101.0 per game) and they collect 44.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 21.8 times per contest (26th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.1 times per contest. The Magic are committing 19.4 personal fouls per contest and they go 77.5% from the free throw line.
The Magic on defense are ranked 24th in basketball in PPG given up with 110.3. They have forced 13.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the floor (20th in the league). The Orlando defense allows 36.4% on shots from distance (456 of 1,252) and their opponents are converting on 74.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 25.5 dimes and 46.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 27th and 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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