Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Bucks vs Rockets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Milwaukee Bucks taking on the Houston Rockets on Friday January 22 at the Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Milwaukee Bucks 19-25 (7-18 V) vs. Houston Rockets 22-22 (13-11 H)
Date: Friday January 22
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -3
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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The roles have flipped for one of the rare occasions in this matchup as the Bucks look to continue their winning streak while the Rockets look to put an end to their losing ways.
The Bucks have won 3 in a row and have taken the first 2 of their 4 game road trip.
As for the Rockets, they’ve completely lost it on the defensive end and will look to lock down here and put the brakes on their losing streak as they continue to slip in the West.
Milwaukee has played their best basketball during this recent 3 game winning streak as they’ve knocked off Atlanta at home and have now taken the Hornets and Heat both on the road.
Milwaukee has finally locked down defensively and for the first time all season long they’re playing with some confidence.
The Bucks have held their last 3 opponents to an average of 90.7 points per game and have won 5 of their last 7 overall. This recent stretch comes after allowing an average of 120 points in back to back losses earlier this month against the Bulls and Spurs.
The Bucks back to back road wins have now pushed their road record to 7-18 SU. They sit in 12th in Eastern Conference, but are just 3.5 games off of the final playoff spot.
The Rockets meanwhile have been completely lost it on the defensive end.
They’ve allowed 263 points combined over their last 2 losses to the Clippers and Pistons. The losses have now pushed them back to the .500 mark and into 7th in the West.
The most encouraging thing for Houston has been the play of James Harden. The Rockets star went off for 33 points, 17 rebounds, and 14 assists in the loss to Detroit.
Dwight Howard sprained his ankle in the loss to Detroit early in the first quarter and is listed as questionable for Friday. Howard has played such a big role, when healthy, for this Rockets team as they are completely lost inside without him.
Houston has won 4 straight games in this series.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bucks are 13-28 ATS in their last 41 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Bucks are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Bucks are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Bucks have played much better than the Rockets recently, but Milwaukee has still been a bad road team this season.
Pending Howard’s status, look for the Rockets to dominate inside here and have no problem getting to the rim with him and Harden.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets -3
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 108- Milwaukee 94
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