Bucks vs. Magic Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks have had an uneven start to their season through four games. Can Milwaukee put in a strong performance tonight to get the victory at the Orlando Magic?
Friday, November 1, 2019
Amway Center at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Bucks are a 4.5-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total is set at 216 points. As of Friday morning, 61 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Milwaukee. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Bucks struggle in second half
Milwaukee was outscored 74-47 Wednesday night in a 116-105 defeat at Boston to drop to 2-2 overall and 1-1 on the road. Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also tallied six rebounds and three assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo accounted for 22 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. George Hill contributed 12 points, five rebounds and two assists. Brook Lopez added 10 points, three caroms, two assists and two blocked shots.
Magic bottle up Knicks
Orlando secured a 95-83 home victory Wednesday night over New York to improve to 2-2 overall and 2-0 at home. Nikola Vucevic paced the Magic with 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point range plus 3-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also notched 13 rebounds and four assists. Aaron Gordon had 15 points and 11 boards. Evan Fournier tallied 14 points, three caroms and three dimes. Jonathan Isaac accounted for 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. Orlando outscored the Knicks 53-39 in the second half to earn the win.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 6-0 ATS in their last six Friday games. Milwaukee is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games versus the Eastern Conference.
The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. Orlando is 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall.
Milwaukee was porous in the second half last game, but this is still largely the same team that was best in the Eastern Conference last season. There aren't going to be a lot of duds along the way. I trust Giannis and company to bounce back tonight against an Orlando team that was good last game, but the Bucks are in an eintirely different ballpark than what they faced against the Knicks.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -4.5