After a shocking victory in Game 1, the Magic are facing once again the team that held the best record in the NBA, the Bucks. This was Orlando’s first victory against Milwaukee this season. Milwaukee, who is just 1-4 in their last 5 games, are looking to bounce back tonight and even the series.
Date/Time: 08-20-2020, 18:00 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -12.5 Total: +226.5
Bucks finished the regular season with a 56-17 record (39-34 ATS), which was the best in the league. They have lost four of their last five matches. In their last game they lost against the Magic in Game 1, 110-122. They were the heavy favorites at -12.5 but failed to cover the spread.
Giannis Antetokounmpo did everything he could with 31 ppg, 17 rebounds and 7 assists. Kris Middleton had a poor showing with just 14 points.
Orlando Magic finished the regular season with a 33-40 record (35-36-2 ATS). They were eighth in the East. They have two consecutive wins. In their last game they won against the Bucks, 110-122, despite being +12.5 underdogs.
Nikola Vucevic was unstoppable in the opening game with 35 points and 14 rebounds.
Milwaukee leads Orlando 4-1 wins this season.
Bucks lead the NBA both offensively (118.6 to 107.5 ppg) and in rebounds per game (51.6 to 44.6). They have better percentages both in field goals (47.5% to 44.5%) and in 3-pointers (35.4% to 34.4%). They also dish more assists (25.9 to 24).
On the other hand, Magic are better defensively (108.3 to 108.8) and commit fewer turnovers (12.9 to 15.1).
Bookmakers give the Bucks a -12.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They learned their lesson and Magic will not be that good every night.
Magic vs Bucks Game 2 Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -12.5 (-112)