Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 8/18/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 8/18/2020 – The Milwaukee Bucks successfully secured the best season record heading to the playoffs and their championship hunt begins facing the Orlando Magic in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 is set to happen this Tuesday, August 18 at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida. It will be TNT that will hold the broadcast rights for this matchup and they will air it live at 1:30 PM Eastern Time. They will be also sharing the same feed to the online live stream partners through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. It is seen by NBA Game Odds that the Milwaukee Bucks are forecasted as a wide favorite to win in Game 1 over the Orlando Magic.
Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 8/18/2020
Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 8/18/2020 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic went subpar inside the bubble and won three of their eight games. In between, they had a five-game losing streak including an overtime loss against the Boston Celtics. Nikola Vucevic will be relied on to lead the team as he is an instant double-double and the anchor inside the paint. Evan Fournier has been up-and-down for the past eight games and they need him to perform well in order to stand a chance against the Bucks. Aaron Gordon will be the main help inside the paint with Vucevic while Terrence Ross and Markele Fultz are coming off the bench with productive expectations.
Players to Watch: N. Vucevic C GP 62 GS 62 MIN 32.2 PTS 19.6 OR 2.3 DR 8.6 REB 10.9 AST 3.6 STL 0.9 BLK 0.8 TO 1.4 PF 2.2 AST/TO 2.5 PER 21.95
E. Fournier SG GP 66 GS 66 MIN 31.5 PTS 18.5 OR 0.3 DR 2.3 REB 2.6 AST 3.2 STL 1.1 BLK 0.2 TO 1.9 PF 2.4 AST/TO 1.7 PER 16.44
T. Ross SG GP 69 GS 0 MIN 27.4 PTS 14.7 OR 0.2 DR 3 REB 3.2 AST 1.2 STL 1.1 BLK 0.3 TO 1 PF 1.6 AST/TO 1.2 PER 14.06.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
The Milwaukee Bucks managed to secure the top record in the NBA despite just winning only three games inside the bubble. The team may have struggled but they are glad that MVP candidate Giannis Antetokuonmpo is back from suspension and is locked and loaded for the NBA Playoffs. Much is expected from Kris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe to perform on a higher level to increase the team’s chances to secure the championship. Brook Lopez has been a great complimentary piece as a stretch center who also anchors the paint. This team also possesses one of the deepest benches in the league and that will surely be a huge factor.
Players to watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF GP 63 GS 63 MIN 30.4 PTS 29.5 OR 2.2 DR 11.4 REB 13.6 AST 5.6 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 3.7 PF 3.1 AST/TO 1.5 PER 31.94
K. Middleton SF GP 62 GS 59 MIN 29.9 PTS 20.9 OR 0.7 DR 5.5 REB 6.2 AST 4.3 STL 0.9 BLK 0.1 TO 2.2 PF 2.3 AST/TO 1.9 PER 21.2
E. Bledsoe PG GP 61 GS 61 MIN 27 PTS 14.9 OR 0.7 DR 3.9 REB 4.6 AST 5.4 STL 0.9 BLK 0.4 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 2.2 PER 17.68.
Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks 8/18/2020 Betting Numbers
Orlando are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games.
Milwaukee are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
Ersan Ilyasova PF Elbow is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Orlando
Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Picks
With the way the Orlando Magic played inside the bubble, it is hard to imagine the Milwaukee Bucks losing to them. Not enough firepower from the Magic roster to match up with their opponents and that is why Top Online Sportsbook has them in a double-digit spread and the huge underdogs for this game.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Bucks for this matchup is a huge -1000 while the Magic are at +650 if they manage to pull an upset.
ATS: A wide dozen points between both teams for this match with the Magic at +12 while the Bucks are owning the -12.
TOTALs: It is 225 points on the total for this game. It is the Bucks going under and the Magic the team over.
Score Prediction: 118 – 103 Bucks