Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/14/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The writing is on the wall for Nikola Vucevic

The writing is on the wall for Nikola Vucevic

The Bucks have outscored opponents by an average of 4.0 points in their last five games.

The Orlando Magic look to play spoiler here while snapping a five-game losing streak.

Orlando (20-48) limped back home after a winless five-game road swing that ended with a 108-72 pounding administered by San Antonio on Tuesday night. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line.

During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 90.4 points per game (14.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 103.4 points per game (6.1 below their season average).

Jennings started the season in China before signing with the Wisconsin Herd in February. The Spurs' mark was above their season average of 0.186, while the Magic's was below their season average of 0.188. The Magic are 5-16 without Gordon, who averages 18.3 points and 8.4 rebounds. The Bucks should win this game rather easily. The more exciting part for the Bucks is that it all came from the perimeter as he made four of six from 3-point range.

PF Giannis Antetokounmpo vs PF Jonathan Isaac - The Greek Freak will be well-rested for this game, not because the Bucks won in a blowout, but because he was saddled with foul trouble against Memphis.

The Magic rank 14th in three pointers attempted per game (29.1) while the Bucks rank 26th (24.5). The sixth overall pick in last year's draft, Isaac has averaged 4.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 22 games, missing most of the season with a high ankle sprain. The team needs work on offensive rebounds per game (#25), defensive rebounds per game (#25) and free throw percentage (#21).

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Orlando. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon has an average of 35.13 fantasy points per game on the season.

The Bucks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs.

Orlando have covered in their last five games when playing on the back end of consecutive nights and are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine contests against Central Division teams.

The Bucks rank fifth in blocks allowed per game (4.3) while the Magic rank 18th (5.0). It has gone 11-4 in Milwaukee's last 15 road games and 12-4 in their last 16 conference matchups. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight home games. The Magic's Over/Under lines have averaged 212.6 in the past two weeks and their games have resulted in an Over/Under average of -10.3. The patch has come at a flawless time in relation to their chase for a playoff spot as the teams around Milwaukee are beating each other up, allowing the Bucks to draw within 2.5 games for fourth place, which carries home-court advantage in the first round and 3.5 games behind in for the Central Division lead. Orlando are a tired team, both physically and mentally, and it would be surprising to see them offer much resistance playing on back-to-back nights after ending a road trip.

The Milwaukee Bucks aren't playing great basketball down the stretch and have been disgusting defensively on the road. Tip-off time is 7 pm EDT.

The game will be televised locally on Fox Sports Wisconsin and Fox Sports Florida.