Bucks vs. Magic Monday Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are sizable road favorites on Monday night despite being on the road, where they’ll visit the Orlando Magic at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Bucks cover as a 7.5-point road favorite or are the Magic a better play as a home dog?
521 Milwaukee Bucks (-7.5) at 522 Orlando Magic (+7.5); o/u N/A
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 11, 2021
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo (back spasms) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Magic. Giannis sat out the second half of a back-to-back on Saturday, but it sounds like a few days off were enough for his back spasms to subside. His return bumps Bobby Portis to the bench, though Portis has proven surprisingly useful in fantasy despite his second-unit role this season.
Orlando Magic DFS Spin
Cole Anthony (right quad contusion) started Saturday's loss to the Mavericks and played 32 minutes, finishing with eight points (2-of-8 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer. Having to go up against a point guard as talented as Luka Doncic on a regular night isn't easy, much less in the second game of a back-to-back. Anthony struggled offensively, shooting just 25% from the field and accounting for just three assists. But given the state of the point guard position in Orlando, there's no reason to panic and drop the rookie. With Markelle Fultz (knee) out for the season and Michael Carter-Williams still recovering from a foot injury, the starting job will Anthony's so long as he remains healthy.
Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Prediction
The Bucks are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games in Orlando and are 3-0-1 against the number in their last four meetings versus the Magic overall. On the other side, the Magic are just 7-18-1 against the number in their last 26 games when facing a team with a winning record, are 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine games as an underdog and are 5-15-2 at the betting window in their last 22 games as a home dog.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -7.5