Bucks vs. Magic Game 3 Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Andrew Rogers | Updated Aug 21, 2020

Bucks

Milwaukee will look to take the lead in its best-of-seven first-round series with Orlando as the teams face off Saturday afternoon at HP Field House.

Milwaukee
56-17
AT
August 22, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
HP Field House
Orlando
33-40
Pointspread -13 -110
Moneyline -1030
Over / Under o +224.5

38%

Betting Action

63%

Pointspread +13 -110
Moneyline +665
Over / Under u +224.5

38%

Betting Action

63%

The Milwaukee Bucks have been criticized at times this season for being lax on defence – but the Bucks’ performance Thursday made believers out of just about everyone. After a stunning loss in Game 1, the Bucks stifled the Magic offense en route to a 111-96 rout in Game 2.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Sure, the Bucks covered last time out, but not by much – and with oddsmakers setting the spread at Milwaukee -12 for Game 3, you couldn’t blame bettors for being gun-shy on the favourites. That said, 59 percent of Sports Interaction participants are taking the Bucks ATS despite having gone a dismal 4-9 ATS over their past 13 games. Orlando, meanwhile, has gone 13-6 ATS in its previous 19 games and should continue to see healthy action at +12.

When it comes to the totals play, bettors appear to be united. A whopping 92 percent of Sports Interaction respondents are learning toward the Under on the total of 226. Orlando boasts one of the most impressive active totals trends in the NBA, having cashed the Over in 16 of their previous 20 games. But these teams are trending in the opposite direction in recent meetings, with four of their last five encounters falling short of the number.

Milwaukee Bucks

Game 2 won’t go down in history as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s best – but like any superstar, he found a way to contribute in other areas. Antetokounmpo lit up the Magic for 28 points and 20 rebounds – his second consecutive game with 17+ boards – to atone for having shot 1-for-5 from 3-point range while committing seven turnovers. Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.5 points in the series but has already coughed up the basketball 12 times.

Orlando Magic

So that was … not good. The Magic completely misfired Thursday, shooting less than 33 percent from the field and 7-of-33 from 3-point range. How bad was it? Nikola Vucevic made 13 of the team’s 31 shots on the night. That’s great for Vucevic, who finished with 32 points, but really bad for Orlando, which is hoping to have power forward Aaron Gordon back in the lineup Saturday; Gordon missed the first two games with a hamstring injury

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