Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks odds and predictions : The Orlando Magic are set to play their 11th season of the 2020 NBA season against Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, 11th of January. The Orlando based club who didn’t have the best of the 2019 seasons are off to a 6-2 start, looking to capitalize on the gained momentum.
On the other hand, the giants Milwaukee Bucks have managed to accumulate a strong squad who can defeat even the best of the oppositions. They are on a three-match winning spree and would be looking to grab the top position in the conference. Even though the Bucks are favored in the odds and predictions, the hosts are known for surprising everyone.
Bucks vs Magic odds and predictions: Recent form
The Orlando Magic came into this edition with an underdog tag. They were off to a flyer with a win against Miami Heat. Their winning trend continued with victories coming their way when they faced Wizards and Thunder in the subsequent games.
They got the first taste of defeat against 76ers but two wins against Cavaliers meant that they are staying close to the 76ers in the table. A win against Bucks means that they can climb to the top of the Eastern conference.
On the other hand, the last year conference semi-finalists Milwaukee Bucks didn’t have the best of the starts as they lost to Celtics by one-point margin in a thriller. Despite staging a comeback with a triumph against Warriors, they were easily taken down by the New York Knicks in the 3rd game.
The rivalry with Heat continued as both the sides managed to win a game. From then on, Bucks have been on a three-match winning streak with their recent most outing against Piston where they thrashed their rivals without breaking much sweat.
Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks Head-to-head:
Regular season (114 games): Magic – 53 wins, Bucks – 61 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Bucks won 111-95 on 8th Feb 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Players to watch out for
Nikola Vucevic who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 21 points and 3.5 assists in this season so far.
Dwayne Bacon who is the shooting guard has a rating of 73 while the point guard Markelle Fultz needs to do better than 12.9 points per game in this season.
Aaron Gordon brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 62.1% and a field goal percentage of 48.8% in 8 games.
Jrue Holiday has played over 700 games as a point guard/shooting guard with an average of 14.8 points per game and a field goal percentage of 50% in this edition.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s performance will be the decisive factor for the Bucks as the versatile player has a rating of 99 so far. Donte Divincenzo who will be the shooting guard has averaged 11.3 points in every outing and has to step up in the coming games for the side to succeed.
Khris Middleton who was in top form for the side in 2019 has a top rating of 86 averaging 21.1 points per game along with 5.4 successful defensive rebounds in 8 outings.
Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks Outright predictions
The odds for this particular game between Magic and Bucks will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Bucks have a very good chance to win the NBA championship whereas their opponents need a miracle to lift the NBA title.
According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the Milwaukee Bucks are the third favorites in this season just behind Lakers and Clippers while the Orlando Magic are clearly the underdogs whose sole aim would be to make it to the playoffs.