Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic: August 18, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 16, 2020

Milwaukee (56-17, 0-0) is a double-digit 11.5-point favorite against Orlando (33-40, 0-0) when the Bucks face off with the Magic on Tuesday (August 18, 2020). The matchup’s over/under is 224. Tip-off for this contest, one of five on the docket in the NBA for the day, is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Bucks vs Magic Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -11.5 -110 -110 224 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Bucks vs Magic
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Bucks (-11.5) Under (224) Bucks 118 Magic 103

Head to Head

Milwaukee has come out on top in each of its four head-to-head meetings with Orlando this year. The Bucks also have a 3-1 edge against the spread when taking on the Magic.

Bucks vs Magic in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
2/8/2020 Bucks -9 220.5 -388 305 111-95 MIL
12/28/2019 Bucks -6 215.5 -254 207 111-100 MIL
12/9/2019 Bucks -12.5 218.5 -947 648 110-101 MIL
11/1/2019 Bucks -4.5 214.5 -193 159 123-91 MIL

Bucks Betting Information

  • Milwaukee has been solid against the spread, going 39-34 this season.
  • The Bucks have struggled to cover, going just 11-15 ATS when favored by at least 11.5 points.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 34 of 73 games this season (46.6%).

Magic Betting Information

  • Orlando has a losing record against the spread, going 30-38-2 ATS (covering only 42.9% of the time).
  • The Magic have fared well as a 11.5-point underdog, going 1-0 against the spread when they are at least 11.5-point underdogs.
  • Orlando has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 52.1% of matchups this year (38 out of 73 chances).

Over/Under Analysis

Bucks vs Magic Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Bucks 41 56.2% 118.7 226 108.6 216.9 227.3
Magic 25 34.2% 107.3 226 108.3 216.9 215.6

Bucks Leaders

  • Khris Middleton leads the Bucks in scoring (20.9 points per game) and rebounding (6.2 rebounds per game).
  • The team is led in assists by Eric Bledsoe’s 5.4 per game.
  • Milwaukee’s steals leader is Donte DiVincenzo, who collects 1.3 per game. Brook Lopez leads the team averaging 2.4 blocks a game.
  • Middleton makes 2.4 threes per game to lead the Bucks.

Magic Leaders

  • Nikola Vucevic leads the team in both scoring (19.6 points per game) and rebounding (10.8 rebounds per game).
  • Markelle Fultz puts in work handing out assists and is Orlando’s assist leader with 5.1 per game.
  • Jonathan Isaac is a defensive force for Orlando, leading the team in both steals (1.6 per game) and blocks (2.3 per game).
  • Terrence Ross makes more threes per game than any other member of the Magic, cashing in 2.6 treys per game.

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