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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks
January 6, 2024
The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to Houston, Texas to face the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on Saturday night with the game scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET and will air on Bally Sports Wisconsin.
Milwaukee enters this game with the 2
best record in the Eastern Conference at 25-10 and is coming off a 125-121 win on the road against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday which also ended their two-game losing streak. The Bucks are the 2
highest-scoring team in the NBA this season as they are averaging 124.77 points per game.
Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo have played pivotal roles in the success the Bucks have had offensively as they have combined for an average of 56.5 points per game and 12.6 assists per game while Giannis Antetokounmpo also leads the team in rebounds with an average of 11.4 rebounds per game. However, because of the fast tempo that the Bucks play has led them to be a below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 119.74 points per game. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to build off the momentum following the win on the road against the Spurs when they travel to face the Houston Rockets.
The Houston Rockets have been an above-average team this season as they enter this game in 8
place in the Western Conference with a record of 17-16, however, they are coming off a 95-122 loss at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves which also ended their two-game winning streak.
Houston has been the 2
best defensive team in the league this season as they are allowing an average of 109.56 points per game which has played a pivotal role in the success they have had this season, however, because they play at a slower pace than the average NBA team they are also one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they are averaging the 9
fewest points per game with an average of 113.03 points per game. The Houston Rockets will look to bounce back following the loss at home against the Timberwolves when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
BookMaker has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 5-point favorites
on the road against the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Milwaukee has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Bucks are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-19-1 ATS overall, 8-8 ATS on the road, and 14-19-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Houston Rockets are 19-12-2 ATS overall, 13-6-1 ATS at home, and 11-10-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Milwaukee enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. However, the Rockets have been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 19-12-2 ATS overall and 13-6-1 ATS at home while the Bucks are 15-19-1 ATS overall. Take the points with the Houston Rockets when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Houston Rockets +5
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