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ORL vs MIL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks


ORL vs MIL Dream11: With the COVID-19 wave sweeping the globe at an unhinged rate, the NBA has had to adjust its ways of doing things. First, a team can sign a replacement player for two COVID cases, two for three, and so on.. Now, if a player is asymptomatic and is deemed as “Non-Infectious” that player can clear the COVID-19 protocols in six days. Of course, if you return a negative test a day apart from your test then also you get cleared. Anyway, let us jump to the game.

Magic has been hit by COVID-19 and injuries alike, their leading scorer and playmaker Cole Anthony hasn’t played a whole lot this month but even he was playing, the team was losing 70% of its games or so. Well, Magic is rebuilding and many of their key defenders like Isaac, Carter Williams, and Fultz are injured so they have been working with a makeshift roster before the recent COVID-19 surge.

Milwaukee Bucks are the defending champions and their depth this season is looking even more ominous. Even if the Eastern Conference has become more competitive, I think Milwaukee can cruise through if Giannis, Khris, Jrue, Portis, Connaughton, and DiVincenzo are healthy during the Playoffs team. Building team chemistry like Bucks’ right now is not an easy task.

Host: Orlando Magic

Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 29 December, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Amway Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Magic: Promising but..
The Magic is rebuilding and no that is no surefire guarantee that the team will be a championship-level squad with a current core. Developing young talent can also mean making trades for high-value players so basically it sometimes becomes compiling resources for the exchange of players or to identify a franchise player. Orlando drafted Franz Wagner this season and he has looked solid but perhaps youngster Cole Anthony is the so-called Franchise Player right. I think there is indeed promise with a frontcourt of Wagner, Wendell Carter, and Mo Bamba but how long will these youngsters play together?

Bucks: They have immense depth
With Middleton, Giannis, and Holiday, you get three players who can score, rebound, and act as playmakers all at the same time. How scary is that! Surely, that is one of the reasons why the offense is free-flowing and can adjust to different defenses. Bobby Portis gives superb scoring and Connaughton, Matthews, Nwora, and Hill can stretch the floor with shooting. Now, the team also has solid defensive tools and they know when to tighten it up so the defending champions are looking in great touch once again.

Orlando Magic | Milwaukee Bucks
Games: 34| 35
Wins: 07| 22
Defeats: 27| 13

Orlando Magic vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Orlando Magic Team News

  • Michael Carter-Williams is OUT for the game.
  • Jonathan Isaac is OUT for the game and without a clear timetable to return.
  • Jalen Suggs is OUT for the game.
  • E-Twuaan Moore is OUT for the game.
  • Markelle Fultz is OUT for the game.
  • Cole Anthony has been RULED OUT for the game.
  • Mo Bamba, Chuma Okeke, Terrence Ross, Mychal Mulder is in COVID-19 protocols at the time of writing

Magic Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Franz Wagner F: Admiral Schofield
Frontline: PF/C: Wendell Carter Jr
Guards: SG: Gary Harris PG: Hassani Gravett

Bench: Aleem Ford, Freddie Gillespie, Tim Frazier, Robin Lopez, R.J. Hampton.

.Milwaukee Bucks News:

  • Brook Lopez is OUT for the game.

Bucks Expected Starting Five
Forwards: SF: Khris Middleton PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Middle: C: DeMarcus Cousins
Guards: SG: Grayson Allen        PG: Jrue Holiday

BENCH: Bobby Portis, Rodney Hood, Pat Connaughton, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, George Hill, Georgios Kalaitzakis, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Semi Ojeleye, Wesley Matthews, Jordan Nwora, Justin Robinson.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo(MIL)
Points: 36
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 05
Blocks: 02
There are only a few players who can keep up with the size and athleticism of Giannis who keeps on dazzling with his big-time numbers. The Forward can figure in the 25-36 points, 8-15 rebounds, and 4-7 assists along 1-2 blocks/steal range during most games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-60

Wendell Carter Jr.(ORL)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 14
Assists: 02
Carter Jr. will be a key rebounder if Mo Bamba remains out for more time. He has done a great job of clearing the boards indeed and has become a formidable big Forward/Center. Wendell has scrapped 12-14 rebounds per outing in the last two games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Franz Wagner(ORL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 02

Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Franz has had some strong scoring games this month when Cole Anthony has been out but his efficiency can be a little down(not much) at times. Still, the Forward has eclipsed 20 points or more three times in the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35

Jrue Holiday(MIL)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Steals: 04
Blocks: 01

Jrue led Bucks to multiple victories when Giannis was out and although his points range can take a hit with him back, it will not go down drastically. I expect the guard to score 15-23 points and dish 4-8 assists along 1-4 steals a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-44

Gary Harris(ORL )
Points: 20
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Harris has taken his scoring up a notch this month as his burden to put up points has been increased significantly. The Guard has registered 20 points or more twice in a row and has scored at least 17 points a game for the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-30

Khris Middleton(MIL)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
I think if Middleton was playing as an ace of some non-championship team he could have easily averaged over 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. But even with Antetokounmpo and Holiday, he can figure in the 17-25 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-7 assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-39


      • Bobby Portis(MIL) scooped up 16 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game. Portis has scored in the 16-22 points and grabbed 10-12 rebounds a game regularly.
      • R.J. Hampton(ORL) lined up 14 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. R.J. can become a 10+ points and 4+ assists player with Anthony out.
      • Hassani Gravett(ORL) hoarded 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game. The ten-day deal player has scored in the 8-12 points range lately.
      • Admiral Schofield(ORL) hoarded 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. He has given pretty much the same numbers as Hassani, Admiral is also a ten-day deal player
      • DeMarcus Cousins(MIL) scrapped 9 points, 8 rebounds in the last game. I expect similar numbers largely.
      • Freddie Gillespie (ORL) hoarded 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Has rebounded in the 4-8 range.
      • Pat Connaughton(MIL) scrapped 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. The two-way player has scored in the 8-14 points range through most of the season.
      • Wesley Matthews(MIL) scrapped 9 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Will the veteran play 15+ minutes once Donte DiVincenzo is in the full groove?

ORL vs MIL Dream11 Team

PG: J Holiday, R Hampton
SG: G Harris
SF: K Middleton(PP), F Wagner
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP), W Carter
C:    D Cousins
(Lineup will be revisited again if there is a change, so keep checking)

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.