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Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 12/28/2019 NBA Picks and Previews

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Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 12-28-2019 NBA Picks and Previews

Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 12/28/2019 – Both teams are on a tail-end of their back-to-back games and each of them won their first games. The Orlando Magic seeks a three-game winning streak when facing the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this Saturday, December 28 at 5 pm, Eastern time. NBC Sports Wisconsin has the TV rights and the online community can catch the game on streaming on Sofa Score and NBA League Pass. The Bucks are heavily favored to win this match according to How To Bet On Basketball Games In Vegas while the Magic will go leave empty-handed.

Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 12/28/2019

When: December 28, 2019 8:30 PM ET
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: NBC Sports Wisconsin
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 12/28/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Orlando Magic +12 (-110) 219.5 o (-110) +550

Milwaukee Bucks
-12 (-110) 219.5 u (-110) -800
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Orlando Magic Betting

The Orlando Magic pulled an upset victory at home against the Philadelphia 76ers in a tight battle, 98-97. The Magic were crashing the boards as Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon combined for 23 rebounds. Vucevic added 16 points and seven assists to his stat line while Gordon had 19 points. Jonathan Isaac had a bad game with only four points but Markelle Fultz and Terrence Ross each had good games to fill in Isaac’s void. This is a good jump start for the Magic and they were clicking on both ends. But the Bucks are the leaders in the NBA standings right now and they would need a perfect game to pull another upset in back-to-back days.

Players to watch: E. Fournier SG 30 GP 30 GS 30.7 MIN 19.2 PTS 0.1 OR 2.6 DR 2.7 REB 3.2 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 2.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 18.39 PER
N. Vucevic C 19 GP 19 GS 31.1 MIN 17.6 PTS 2.7 OR 8.3 DR 10.9 REB 3.3 AST 0.8 STL 1.1 BLK 1.2 TO 1.9 PF 2.7 AST/TO 22.12 PER
A. Gordon PF 27 GP 27 GS 31.4 MIN 13.3 PTS 1.8 OR 5.4 DR 7.2 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.4 TO 2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 13.76 PER.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting

The Bucks let Giannis Antentokuonmpo rest for their game against Atlanta and they came out with an outstanding 26-point win. Trae Young left the game in the first half with an injury and the Bucks smelled blood. Kris Middleton led the charge with 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while Ersan Ilyasova filled in for the “Greek Freak” as he finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds. The Lopez Twins had good games with Brook doing 18 points while Robin came off the bench with 10. This is the game that the Magic will have Giannis back and it just makes their chances bleak with the reigning MVP returning. This was a game that the Giannis’ supporting cast got to polish their game and that adds up to the Magic’s worries.

Players to Watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 31 GP 31 GS 31.1 MIN 30.5 PTS 2.6 OR 10.3 DR 12.9 REB 5.7 AST 1.3 STL 1.2 BLK 3.6 TO 3.1 PF 1.6 AST/TO 33.83 PER
K. Middleton SF 25 GP 22 GS 27.9 MIN 18.5 PTS 0.9 OR 4.6 DR 5.5 REB 3.6 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 2.4 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.7 PER
G. Hill PG 30 GP 0 GS 21.6 MIN 10.4 PTS 1 OR 2.2 DR 3.2 REB 3 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 0.8 TO 1.5 PF 3.6 AST/TO 20.25 PER.

Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 12/28/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Orlando Magic

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando’s last 7 games.
Orlando are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
Orlando are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Milwaukee.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.
Orlando are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Orlando are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central division.
Magic are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games played in December.

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games.
Milwaukee are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games against Orlando.
Milwaukee are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando.
Milwaukee are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Milwaukee are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games played in December.

Injuries

Orlando Magic

Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely

Milwaukee Bucks

Eric Bledsoe PG Shin is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF Back is “?” Saturday vs Orlando

Head-to-Head
Orlando Magic Milwaukee Bucks
46-38-3 Against the Spread 57-37-3
39-48 Straight Up 49-48
106 Points per Game 117
106 Points Allowed per Game 108
43.14 Offensive FG% 48.16
77.97 Offensive FT% 72.46
33.3 Offensive 3PT% 36.13
45.8 Defensive FG% 41.44
74.68 Defensive FT% 76.12
36.95 Defensive 3PT% 36.49

Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Picks

The Greek Freak will most likely play and the Magic will just have to deal with it. The odds heavily favor the Bucks as forecasted by Best Sportsbook Online. Milwaukee has a few injuries but the depth will be just too much for the Magic. Expect Orlando to close in on the margin if Antentokuonmpo decides not to play.

Moneyline: A huge ML of +550 is given to the Orlando Magic if they pull a rabbit out of a hat and beat the Bucks. On the other hand, Milwaukee is at -800 for this game.

ATS: It is a dozen points that separate both teams across the spread with Orlando owning the +12 while Milwaukee is at -12.

TOTALs: The game is expected to have a total of 219.5 with the Bucks going under.

Score Prediction: 125 – 115 Bucks