Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 4/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-9.5)
The Orlando Magic (17-35) host the Milwaukee Bucks (32-20) at Amway Center on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Milwaukee as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 223.
The Milwaukee Bucks played the Charlotte Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 127-119 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.9% field goal percentage (44 of 98) and buried 14 of their 38 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Bucks made 17 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 73.9%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 48 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 23 assists in this matchup while forcing 18 turnovers and having 10 steals. In terms of the defense, Milwaukee allowed 48.4% from the field on 44 out of 91 shooting. Charlotte recorded 35 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. In addition, Charlotte snagged 49 rebounds (13 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Charlotte finished 90.9% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of 22 shots. They also made 19 out of their 50 attempts from distance.
Jordan Nwora is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He walked away with 24 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32:09 minutes played and also grabbed 6 boards. Nwora finished the game shooting 56.3% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Bucks was Jeff Teague. He collected 2 rebounds in 28:01 min played. He finished the contest at 72.7% from the field for this contest by connecting on 8-of-11 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, Teague accounted for 6 assists.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a record of 32-20 for the season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 48.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,324 assists this season, which is 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Bucks are hitting 39.2% from downtown (754 of 1,925) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 118.9 points per game (2nd in the league) while going 48.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. The Bucks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.4% (689 of 950) and they surrender 43.6 boards per game as a squad. They are 21st in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,315 relinquished so far this year. They are giving up 37.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 19th in the league in PPG from their opponents (113.4).
In their last game, the Orlando Magic went home defeated by a final of 111-106 when they faced the Indiana Pacers. The Magic pulled down 38 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 50 in this matchup. They also turned it over 15 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. The Pacers were called for 24 fouls in the matchup which got the Magic to the charity stripe for 31 shots. They were able to knock down 24 of the free throw tries for a clip of 77.4%. When discussing three-point attempts, Orlando made 6 of their 24 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Magic went 38 for 90 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.2%. The Magic permitted the Pacers to bury 38 of 92 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 41.3% for the matchup. They shot 33.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 out of 33 and finished the game at 24 of 28 at the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Orlando allowed Indiana to collect 49 in total (11 on the offensive side).
James Ennis ended up being a major contributor for the Magic for the contest. He made 3 of 6 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Ennis tallied 14 points in his 33:02 minutes on the hardwood and earned 4 dimes for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Orlando was Michael Carter-Williams. He came away with 3 dimes in his 22:28 minutes played, and he converted 3 out of 8 from the floor. Carter-Williams walked away from this one going 37.5% from the field while also contributing 9 points and 2 total rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 17-35 this year. Orlando has accounted for 5,438 points on the campaign (104.6 per contest) and they collect 46.0 boards per contest. The Magic are committing 17.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Magic are hitting on 43.1% from the floor, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 22.5 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. The Magic are ranked 15th in basketball in PPG allowed with 111.7. They relinquish 25.9 dimes and 46.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 25th and 23rd in the league. The Orlando defense allows 37.0% on shots from distance (717 of 1,940) and their opponents are making 78.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (17th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando (+9.5) and over 223 points
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