Bucks vs. Magic Saturday Prediction

Bucks vs. Magic, 2/8/20 NBA Betting Predictions & Odds

The Bucks head to Orlando on Saturday evening when they visit the Magic at 5:00 p.m. ET. With the betting total sitting at 220 but climbing from an opening number of 218, will this matchup be a defensive struggle?

Game Snapshot

527 Milwaukee Bucks (-9) at 528 Orlando Magic (+9); o/u 220

5:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 8, 2020

Amway Center

Public Betting

According to our NBA Public Betting Chart page, 71% of betting tickets are on the Bucks to cover the spread in this matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin

Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped another monster effort on Thursday, scoring 35 points (13-of-25 FGs, 9-of-12 FTs) with 20 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the 76ers. Giannis posted the first 35/20 games of his career and the first 35/20/5 game since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did so back in 1974. He has won every Eastern Conference Player of the Month award so far this season and was voted an All-Star captain. He is simply the best player in the world right now and is well on his way to repeating as league MVP.

Orlando Magic Fantasy Spin

Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points during a 105-103 loss to the Knicks on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes. Vooch didn't have to worry about any trade deadline buzz this year with the Magic committed to him long term. He had a subpar January with some poor shooting, but Vucevic has turned it around so far with averages of 20.0 points, 8.5 boards, 3.5 dimes, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 treys over his four February outings. He's a fairly safe bet for early-round value going forward.

NBA Prediction

The under is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings between these two teams overall and is 5-2 in the Bucks’ last seven games coming off a win. The under is also 4-0 in the Bucks’ last four road games, is 4-1 in their last five games when facing a team with a losing record and has cashed in four straight games when they’re favored on the road like they are tonight. The under is 7-1-1 in the Magic’s last nine games following an ATS loss, is 23-7 in their last 30 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600 and is 6-1-1 in their last eight games coming off a loss.

SATURDAY NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BUCKS/MAGIC UNDER 220

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