Following a game, one 122-110 loss to Orlando the Bucks snapped. Milwaukee was in a trance for that game. It was obvious they took the Magic lightly. Since that debacle, the Bucks have gotten the money in three straight games. With an NBA betting win in game five, they’ll eliminate Orlando. Milwaukee has been carried by Giannis Antetokounmpo. At some point, the Greek Freak will need help. Depth has been the big concern about the Bucks all season. Namely, Khris Middleton was expected to be the strong number two man. Middleton hasn’t been at that level yet in the postseason.
Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks – Game 5
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 4 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Advent Health Arena, Orlando, Florida|
|Magic vs. Bucks TV Coverage:||NBATV|
Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks SBG Odds Overview
On this occasion, the Magic have absolutely zero offshore betting appeal. Orlando was never taken seriously as a playoff team. Eastern Conference mediocrity is the only reason for their playoff appearance. Counter to that is a Bucks team with a public spotlight. Milwaukee is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA title. A 3-1 series lead here only raises casual gambler’s expectations. Sharps are lukewarm on the Magic’s enhanced price.
Orlando Magic Team Overview
Overall, the Magic are half a team. They bring strong defense and no offense. Nikola Vucevic is impressive but far from enough. Consider Orlando finished 33-40 straight up in the regular season. To be exact the Magic are not catching the Bucks off guard anymore.
Key Orlando Magic: C Nikola Vucevic 29.5 PTS, 10.0 REB, 3.8 AST, 54.7 FG%, 44.1 3P%, 100 FT%, SG Terrence Ross 17.3 PTS, 4.0 REB, 0.8 AST, 47.2 FG%, 28.0 3P%, 85.7 FT%, PG D.J. Augustin 12.8 PTS, 2.3 REB, 6.8 AST, 38.2 FG%, 46.2 3P%, 95.0 FT%
Milwaukee Bucks Team Overview
First in the NBA for scoring offense and eight for points allowed makes a complete team. Coach Mike Budenholzer has successfully sold a full-court game. Khris Middleton is capable of more production. Which will be needed in later rounds.
Key Milwaukee Bucks: PG Giannis Antetokounmpo 31.3 PTS, 15.8 REB, 6.8 AST, 57.8 FG%, 35.0 3P%, 62.9 FT%, SF Khris Middleton 13.5 PTS, 7.3 REB, 4.8 AST, 33.9 FG%, 58.3 3P%, 58.3 FT%, C Brook Lopez 12.8 PTS, 2.8 REB, 0.5 AST, 52.5 FG%, 38.1 3P%, 50.0 FT%
Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks Against the Spread
The Magic are:
- 2-4 against the spread in their last six games as a dog
- 9-3 over the total when getting points
- 3-7-1 vs. the odds as a dog to Milwaukee
- 3-7-1 under the total when getting points against the Bucks
The Bucks are:
- 4-3 vs. the line in their last seven games as chalk
- 8-3 over the total when laying points
- 7-3-1 against the spread overall against the Magic
- 3-7-1 under the total in their last 11 meetings with Orlando
Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA SBG Best Bet
In this situation the Magic face NBA betting elimination. Orlando has to know that they need a miracle to take the series. Also likely on their minds is an escape from the Bubble with a loss. So too would the Bucks like a rest before the next round.
Magic vs. Bucks SBG Best Bet: Milwaukee Bucks