The Bucks, who have the 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first rounder, are facing once again the Magic. Orlando managed to shock Milwaukee with a victory in the opening game, but the Bucks responded with three straight victories by a large margin. Orlando is looking to bounce back and avoid elimination today.
Date/Time: 08-29-2020, 15:30 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -14 Total: +227
Bucks finished the regular season with a 56-17 record (39-34 ATS). They were placed first in the whole league. They have three consecutive wins. In their last game they won against the Magic in Game 4, 121-106. They were the heavy favorites at -13 but managed to cover the spread.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring with 31.3 ppg, in rebounding with 15.8 and in assists made with 6.8 per game.
Orlando Magic finished the regular season with a 33-40 record (35-36-2 ATS). They were 8th in the East. They have three consecutive losses. In their last game they lost against the Bucks, 106-121, not beating the odds.
Nikola Vucevic leads the team both in scoring with 29.5 ppg and in rebounding with 10 per game.
Milwaukee leads Orlando 7-1 wins this season.
Bucks are best in the NBA both in points scored (118.5 to 107.3 ppg) and in rebounding (51.6 to 44.4).
They have better percentages both in field goals (47.7% to 44.3%) and in 3-pointers (35.7% to 34.5%). They also dish more assists (26 to 23.9).
On the other hand, Magic are better in turnovers committed (13 to 15.2).
Both teams are very close defensively (108.5 to 108.7 ppg).
Bookmakers give the Bucks a -14 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They want to end this as soon as they can and Magic don’t seem to be able to fight back.
Magic vs Bucks Game 5 Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -14 (-108)