Magic vs. Bucks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 5 (Orlando Fails to Stop Giannis Antetokounmpo)

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Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Adam Hunger
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Magic vs. Bucks Game Info

  • Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Amway Center -- Orlando, Florida
  • Coverage: BSFL and BSWI

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with eight more games, including a battle between the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic. The Bucks are coming off an exciting 105-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. Bobby Portis stepped up with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

Meanwhile, the Magic saw their losing streak extended to eight games thanks to a 121-108 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Seven different Orlando players scored at least 8 points, led by Bol Bol and Terrence Ross (18 points each). They were out-rebounded by a wide margin (43-29), though.

Magic vs. Bucks Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIL: (-450) | ORL: (+350)
  • Spread: MIL: -9.5 (-110) | ORL: +9.5 (-110)
  • Total: 225.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bucks enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 225.5 points, which is about average compared to the rest of Monday's projected totals.

Magic vs. Bucks Betting Trends

  • The Bucks covered 39 times in 82 chances against the spread last season.
  • The Magic went 14-20 as underdogs of 9 points or greater last season.
  • The Bucks and their opponents combined to go over the point total 42 out of 82 times last season.
  • In 82 Magic games last year, 42 of them hit the over.

Magic vs. Bucks Prediction & Pick

The Bucks proved they have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA by beating the Hornets without Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton or Jrue Holiday on Saturday. Milwaukee is set to get back a few key players on Monday, which gives it a chance to pull away from Orlando early in the second half.

The Magic rank 26th in offensive efficiency this season and are averaging just 107.8 points per game (No. 29 in NBA). On the other side, the Bucks rank second in defensive efficiency and allow only 108.0 points per game (No. 3 in NBA). Orlando won't be able to keep up on the scoreboard on Monday night.

Milwaukee is also 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games against Orlando, so trust the Bucks to win.

Final Score Prediction: Magic: 98 | Bucks: 113

Magic vs. Bucks Best Bet

Not only are the Bucks 10-0 straight up in their last 10 games against the Magic, but they are also an impressive 8-2 against the spread (ATS) during that same span. These teams matched up four times last season and Milwaukee won each game by at least 9 points. None of those contests were close.

Orlando enters Monday 1-5-1 ATS in its last seven games and 0-5 ATS in its last five home games. Nothing is going right for a team that is without a ton of starters, including Wendell Carter Jr. and Jalen Suggs. Matching up unproven players against Giannis is a recipe for disaster for the Magic.

Bet: Milwaukee Bucks -9.5 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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