Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 12/5/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-10)
The Milwaukee Bucks are en route to Amway Center on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the Orlando Magic. Orlando is 10-point underdogs. The total is 228.
The Bucks played the Hornets and notched a win by a score of 105-96 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the game with a 47.0% field goal percentage (39 out of 83) and made 12 of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Bucks knocked down 15 of 19 tries for a rate of 78.9%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 47 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 14 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 39.1% from the field on 34 of 87 shooting. Charlotte doled out 15 dimes and had 9 steals for the game. Additionally, Charlotte grabbed 44 rebounds (9 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 8 rejections. Charlotte finished the contest at 88.5% from the free throw line by converting 23 of 26 attempts. They converted 5 of their 24 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Bucks ended up walking away with 17 and the Hornets recorded 19 fouls.
Bobby Portis is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. Portis finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 7 assists. He played 31 minutes and snagged 8 rebounds. He walked away with 20 points on 9 of 18 shooting.
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Milwaukee enters this matchup with a record of 16-6 this year. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a team they commit 19.1 fouls per game. As a team, Milwaukee is collecting 48.4 rebounds per game and has 542 assists this season, which has them ranked 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Bucks are hitting 35.2% on 3-pointers (289 of 821) and 72.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 112.7 points per contest (15th in the NBA) while hitting 46.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bucks are able to force 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 fouls. They are surrendering 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG from their opponents (108.0). The Bucks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 44.8% (886 of 1,976) and they concede 43.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 1st in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 470 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Magic took a loss by a score of 121-108 when they played the Raptors. When it comes to attacking the glass, Orlando allowed Toronto to pull down 43 in all (12 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 31.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 out of 29 and finished the contest at 18 of 25 from the free throw line (72.0%). The Magic allowed the Raptors to convert 47 out of their 84 tries from the floor which had them at 56.0% in the matchup. Overall, the Magic shot 38 for 78 from the field which had them at 48.7%. With respect to shots from downtown, Orlando made 11 out of 28 attempts (39.3%). They were able to bury 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.8%. The Raptors earned 24 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Magic to the free throw line for 26 tries. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Magic were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 29 for the contest.
Terrence Ross ended up being a factor for the Magic in this contest. Ross racked up 18 points in his 25 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He buried 7 of 7 for the game giving him a rate of 100.0%, and accounted for 1 rebound.
Orlando has a win-loss mark of 5-19 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Magic are hitting on 47.1% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in the league. Orlando has accounted for 2,587 points for the season (107.8 per game) and they pull in 42.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.2 times per game (30th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 16.6 times per contest. The Magic commit 20.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 78.5% from the free throw line.
The Orlando defense allows 34.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (303 of 886) and their opponents are making 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 25.4 dimes and 41.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 15th and 3rd in the NBA. The Magic on defense are ranked 18th in the league in PPG given up with 114.4. They are able to force 13.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.2% from the floor (24th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando (+10) and under 228 points
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