15* NBA Saturday Undervalued Underdog on Milwaukee Bucks +9.5
Milwaukee vs. Orlando,
03/03/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 98 - 114
Point Spread: +9½/-110 Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Bucks are showing great value Saturday as nearly a double-digit underdog to the Orlando Magic. I like the Bucks' state of mind heading into this game, and believe they will be determined enough to not only cover this spread, but likely win the game outright.
Milwaukee is 0-3 SU & 0-3 ATS against Orlando this season, with all three losses coming by 9 points or less. They are 0-3 despite having held a lead in the 4th quarter of every single game. The Bucks have simply given all three games away down the stretch, so there's no question it has left a sour taste in their mouths.
While Milwaukee will come out fired up and ready to play to get revenge, Orlando is likely to come out flat after having already beaten this team three times. Plus, the Magic are deflated from their 102-105 home loss to Oklahoma City on National TV Thursday. They held a double-digit lead going into the 4th quarter and managed to blow it. Look for them to suffer a 'hangover' effect here.
The Magic are 13-28 ATS in their last 41 games off a close home loss by 3 points or less. Milwaukee is 28-14 ATS in road games second half of the season over the last 3 seasons. The Magic are 8-24 ATS after failing to cover 3 of their last 4 against the spread over the last 2 seasons. Take the Bucks Saturday.