4:05 p.m. at Orlando
Bucks +12 at Magic (198½)
Orlando is riding high off an emotional win over Boston, but facing a struggling Milwaukee team could bring a flat performance. The Magic routed the Bucks 106-80 last week in Milwaukee. The loss came during a stretch where the Bucks have gone 2-8 straight up and 1-9 against the number. Orlando is 7-1 in the last 8, but has failed to cover in its last 3.
Milwaukee is 36-34 ATS for the season so this has been its worst stretch to date. Meanwhile Orlando’s 45-26 ATS mark is best in the NBA. It’s a bad matchup for Milwaukee trying to hold down Dwight Howard with starting center Andrew Bogut injured. Howard should have his way to an easy double-double, but we see a workmanlike effort from the Magic. The under is 4-1 in Milwaukee’s last five outings and a less than A-game from Orlando could keep that trend going. UNDER.