Tuesday NBA Betting – Milwaukee at Orlando

May 30, 2011 NBA Basketball

The Milwaukee Bucks will try and keep their faint playoff hopes alive as they travel to face the Orlando Magic in Tuesday’s NBA betting.

The Bucks are already in must-win mode as they trail Indiana for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  Make your NBA bet on this game at SBG.

The Magic have won two of the three meetings between the two teams this season and last year the Magic won all three games. The Magic have won nine of the last 11 and 14 of the last 18 meetings overall. Orlando has owned the Bucks at home winning the last ten. The only Milwaukee win vs. the Magic this season came when Orlando was missing four players including Dwight Howard.  The Magic beat Milwaukee 97-87 at home in early January as Dwight Howard had game-highs of 28 points and 13 rebounds.  Orlando also won a couple of weeks ago in Milwaukee by a score of 93-89 in overtime.  Dwight Howard recorded 31 points, 22 rebounds and three blocked shots while Hedo Turkoglu added19 points. Brandon Jennings had 23 points for the Bucks, while John Salmons added 22.

Orlando 17-21 ATS at Home
The Magic have not been that great at home vs. the point spread this season.  It is difficult to know when to take the Magic right now because they are virtually set in the fourth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Magic are really just waiting for the playoffs to start.

Bucks 19-17-1 ATS on the Road
Milwaukee is barely in the playoff race so they could be worth taking plus the points in this game with an NBA bet. The Bucks have been just above the .500 mark on the road this season vs. the point spread.  Milwaukee is coming off a big win in overtime against Philadelphia on Saturday that kept their playoff hopes alive.  Realistically the Bucks need to win at least five of their last six games if not all six to have a chance to make the playoffs. That means getting a win either at Orlando on Tuesday or in Miami on Wednesday.  Tuesday’s game would seem to be the best chance so Milwaukee might be worth taking in NBA betting in this game.