Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks: August 20, 2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 19, 2020

Thursday’s matchup (August 20, 2020) between the Orlando Magic (33-40, 1-1) and the Milwaukee Bucks (56-17, 0-0) sees the Magic as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is 232.5 points for the game. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two teams is one of four contests slated in the NBA for the day.

Betting Information

Magic vs Bucks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Magic -5.5 -117 -133 232.5 -133 -117

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Magic vs Bucks
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Bucks (+5.5) Under (232.5) Bucks 118 Magic 103

Head to Head

After five head-to-head matchups this season, Milwaukee has a 4-1 record against Orlando. The Bucks also have a 3-2 record against the spread when playing the Magic.

Magic vs Bucks in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/18/2020 Bucks -13.5 225.5 -1518 881 122-110 ORL
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

Magic Betting Information

  • Orlando has struggled against the spread, going 31-38-2 on the year.
  • When favored by at least 5.5 points, the Magic have struggled to a 5-8 record ATS this season.
  • Orlando has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 39 of 74 games for a 52.7% rate.

Bucks Betting Information

  • Milwaukee has a winning record against the spread, going 39-35 ATS (covering 52.7% of the time).
  • The Bucks have not fared well as a 5.5-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • Milwaukee has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 47.3% of matchups this season (35 out of 74 contests).

Over/Under Analysis

Magic vs Bucks Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Magic 17 23% 107.5 226.1 108.3 217.1 215.8
Bucks 28 37.8% 118.6 226.1 108.8 217.1 227.3

Magic Leaders

  • Nikola Vucevic leads the Magic in points and rebounds. He contributes 19.6 points per game while adding 10.8 rebounds.
  • Markelle Fultz paces the team with 5.1 assists pe game.
  • The Magic are led by Terrence Ross from beyond the arc. He knocks down 2.6 shots from deep per game.
  • Jonathan Isaac averages 1.6 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Orlando.

Bucks Leaders

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 29.5 points per game, 13.6 rebounds per game, and 5.6 assists per game.
  • Donte DiVincenzo is at the top of Milwaukee’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Brook Lopez leads the squad in blocks with 2.4 per game.
  • Khris Middleton is tops from three-point range for the Bucks, knocking down 2.4 threes per game.

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