The Milwaukee Bucks (44-17) host the Orlando Magic (26-36) on March 1, 2023 at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are favorites by 8.5 points as they enter the matchup winners of 15 in a row and are 10-0 in their last 10 games. The matchup’s point total is set at 227.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Magic
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -349 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +271 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 227.5 points.
Bucks vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSF
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Magic Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Bucks are 34-23-4 this year. Milwaukee has been victorious in 40, or 81.6%, of the 49 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Bucks games this year have hit the over on 28 of 62 set point totals.
The Magic have 34 wins against the spread in 62 games this year. Orlando has won 21 of the 51 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (41.2%). The Magic have eclipsed the over/under 46.8% of the time this season (29 of 62 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Quadricep), Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Wesley Matthews: Out (Calf)
Magic: Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending), Jonathan Isaac: Questionable (Injury Management), R.J. Hampton: Out (Not With Team)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee has a top-five defense this season, ranking fourth-best in the league with 111.1 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 13th with 114.9 points scored per contest. The Bucks are posting 118.7 points per game this year at home, which is 7.7 more points than they’re averaging on the road (111). The Bucks have been racking up 118.3 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 114.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Milwaukee ranks fourth-best in the NBA by draining 14.4 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 14th in the league at 35.9%. The Bucks are attempting 50.3 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 55.6% of the shots they’ve taken (and 65.6% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 40.1 three-pointers per contest, which are 44.4% of their shots (and 34.4% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Offensively, Orlando is the third-worst team in the league (110.6 points per game). On defense, it is 16th (113.3 points allowed per game). At home the Magic are scoring 113.2 points per game, 5.1 more than they are averaging on the road (108.1). In their last 10 games, the Magic are averaging 109.2 points per contest, 1.4 fewer points than their season average (110.6).
Orlando is the fourth-worst team in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.6 per game) and 23rd in 3-point percentage (34.7%). The Magic take 64% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.4% of the Magic’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 26.6% are 3-pointers.
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