Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic 3/1/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic 3/1/23
Wed 1st March 2023

The Orlando Magic (26-36, 11-20 Away) will try to break down one of the league’s top scoring defenses when they travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks (44-17, 26-5 Home) on Wednesday. Orlando topped the New Orleans Pelicans 101-93 at Smoothie King Center on Monday. Paolo Banchero was the key player with 29 points and eight rebounds. The Magic are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference.

Milwaukee is playing on back-to-back days after winning their 15th in a row yesterday at Barclays Center, beating the Brooklyn Nets 118-104. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 15 rebounds, leading the team. The Bucks are the second seed in the Eastern Conference, 0.5 games behind the Boston Celtics.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. After taking the only earlier season meeting against Orlando 109-102 at Amway Center in December 2022, their 12th straight head-to-head victory, Milwaukee will be seeking a season sweep. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 34 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists.

Franz Wagner had 25 points in the losing effort. The Magic have been led this season by Banchero and Wagner, who are averaging 19.9 and 18.8 points per game, respectively. Banchero also is contributing 6.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

Antetokounmpo (31.3 ppg) has powered the Bucks’ offense. He has the fourth-best scoring average in the NBA. Antetokounmpo also has pulled down 12.1 rebounds per game, second-most in the league. Jrue Holiday has distributed 7.1 assists per game.

The Bucks are holding opponents to 111.1 points per game, ranking as one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the league (4th).The Magic are 1-6 in seven games at Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee has won 10 in a row at home this season.

Meanwhile, the Bucks are 6-1 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 3-1 with a rest disadvantage. The Magic are 3-2 with a rest advantage.

Orlando is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.2 (109.2-108.0). Milwaukee has won each of the last 10 amid the team’s 15-game win streak, scoring 118.3 points per game on average while allowing 106.9 (+11.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Bol Bol: 8.8 | 16.9 | -8.1
Points per game:
Markelle Fultz: 16.6 | 13.2 | +3.4
Cole Anthony: 8.3 | 11.8 | -3.4
Rebounds per game:
Bol Bol: 3.8 | 6.1 | -2.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jevon Carter: 17.2 | 12.7 | +4.5
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 33.5 | 48.7 | -15.2
Points per game:
Jrue Holiday: 25.2 | 19.7 | +5.5
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 18.8 | 31.3 | -12.5

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Milwaukee Bucks (-350)

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