NBA Playoffs Magic vs. Bucks: Game 2 Predictions, picks and bets

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August 20, 2020 12:48 PM

All eyes will be on the Milwaukee Bucks as they look to redeem themselves following a shock Game 1 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Their primary focus will have to be stopping Nikola Vucevic, who was the key in the series opener, finishing with 35 points and 14 rebounds - helping us hit all three of our picks for that game (read here).

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Here are our best plays:

Dimers' Suggested Plays

🔥 BEST: Magic +12.5 @-110
💵 Moneyline: Magic @+650
👆 Over/Under: Over 227.5 @-110

 

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Best Bet: Magic +12.5 (-110*) has a 55% probability

The Magic were exceptional in Game One, and although the Bucks should improve, Orlando should still push the number one seed all the way. Nikola Vucevic looked almost unstoppable, and his pick and pop game will continue to be a problem for the Milwaukee defense, who don't match up well with the Montenegrin. Our model has projected the Magic as a 55 percent to cover and looks a great bet.

 

Moneyline: Magic (+650*) has a 4.4% edge

Our model is once again taking the Magic at the Moneyline, just as it did in Game One. According to our data, Orlando has a 4.4 percent edge in this market with their current odds of +650. We've already seen what they are capable of in this series and it wouldn't be a surprise to see them take another game off the Bucks.

Over/Under: Over 227.5 (-110*) has a 51% probability

232 points were scored in the opening game of the series, and we're expecting for of the same in Game Two. Orlando piled on 122 despite Evan Fournier, who is widely considered their second option at the moment, only scoring nine points. The Bucks obviously play through Giannis but with the likes of Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe out on the court can really fill it up even if he struggles.

Dimers' take-out

This is a massive game in regards to this series because if the Magic can somehow pull off another win the Bucks will be in all sorts of trouble. Our projections suggest Orlando will be right amongst it once again, in what should be a high-scoring game.

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*odds are correct at time of publishing