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Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 NBA Playoffs Betting Odds - August 18

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Aug/17/2020

The Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs featured a line of Bucks -12BetUS is offering a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $2500)

TIME: 1:30 PM ET. TV: TNT

Action and Line Movement

The line opened at -12.5 and moved to -13.  Action was very lopsided on Milwaukee, with the books tending not to move above the 13 by late Tuesday morning.  Some recreational books have opted to move to -13.5 and still had over 90% of spread action on the Bucks.

What Sagarin Says

Sagarin suggests the line should be Milwaukee -4.  Sagarin does not capture the injury bug Orlando has: Mo Bamba, Michael Carter-Williams, Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu, as well as Aaron Gordon listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.

Hot Trends

  • Milwaukee has won seven of the last eight.  Five of these were by double digits.

Preview

The Magic have stumbled into this one, losing five of the last six, which coincides with the loss of several top players. 

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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