Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/1/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Fiserv Forum is the site where the Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
The Magic faced off with the Pelicans and went home with a win by a final score of 101-93 in their last game. Orlando finished the contest having earned a 45.6% field goal percentage (36 of 79) and converted 9 of their 34 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Magic made 20 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 43 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 21 assists for the game as well as forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When discussing defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 44.7% from the floor on 34 of 76 shooting. New Orleans dished out 23 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Moreover, New Orleans collected 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 1 block. New Orleans finished the contest at 82.6% from the charity stripe by making 19 of 23 tries. They also made 6 out of their 27 tries from distance. In reference to fouls, the Magic ended up with 20 and the Pelicans recorded 26 fouls.
Paolo Banchero is a player who was important in this contest. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He played 34 mins played and also totaled 8 boards. Banchero walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the field and totaled 4 dimes.
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Orlando comes into this game with a win-loss record of 26-36 so far this year. They turn it over 15.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.2 fouls per contest. As a unit, Orlando is grabbing 42.8 boards per contest and has totaled 1,405 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 28th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Magic are shooting 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (659 of 1,900) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. They average 110.6 pts per contest (28th in basketball) while shooting 46.9% from the field.
Defensively, the Magic are forcing 14.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 16th in the league in points per game allowed (113.3). The Magic defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.4% (2,558 of 5,392) and they concede 42.1 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 25th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,598 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 104-101 when they faced the Suns. When it comes to rebounding, Milwaukee allowed Phoenix to get 55 overall (19 on the offensive glass). They finished 33.3% from three-point range by hitting 8 of 24 and finished the contest at 13 out of 22 from the charity stripe (59.1%). The Bucks permitted the Suns to convert 40 of 95 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 42.1% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Bucks finished the game shooting 38 out of 87 from the field which had them shooting 43.7%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Milwaukee converted 13 of 45 attempts (28.9%). They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.4%. The Suns had 22 personal fouls in the game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 4 steals for this game. The Bucks snagged 34 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in this game.
Jrue Holiday was important for the Bucks for the matchup. He made 13 of 22 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 59.1%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. Holiday accumulated 33 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 5 dimes for this game.
Milwaukee has a record of 43-17 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Bucks are shooting 46.3% from the floor, which is 23rd in the NBA. Milwaukee has accounted for 6,892 pts on the year (114.9 per game) and they grab 49.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.6 times per game (20th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.9 times per contest. The Bucks are committing 18.4 fouls per game while shooting 73.8% from the free throw line.
The Milwaukee defense concedes 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (688 of 2,005) and their opponents are converting on 77.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 22.8 dimes and 44.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 1st and 22nd in basketball. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.2. They are forcing 12.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the floor (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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