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(28-11) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets (23-16)
Date: Wednesday, January 9
Time: 8:00PM EST
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 225.5
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Wednesday, January 9 the Milwaukee Bucks face the. Houston Rockets for the first time in the 2018-19 regular season. Both squads last played and won on Monday with the Bucks defeating the Jazz and the Rockets besting the Nuggets.
Last season, Houston swept the two game series. The Bucks hold the all-time record having beat the Rockets in 67 of their 125 matches.
The Bucks are in a seesaw battle with the Raptors at the top of the East. Milwaukee has played four fewer matches and subsequently has three fewer wins and one less loss.
The win against the Jazz marked the end of a six game home stand for the Bucks who begin a hellish road heavy segment of their schedule beginning in Houston.
Although the Bucks are one of the seven teams with a winning road record (9-7) the majority of their wins came at home. Over the next 25 games, 18 will be played on the road with eight on the opposite coast but only five road games are against seeded squads.
Donte DiVincenzo (heel) and D.J. Wilson (hip pointer) each missed the last game and both are questionable for the match Wednesday.
James Harden continues his assault on the NBA with his squad taking down the top Western seeded Denver Nuggets.
Although Harden didn’t score 40 points he did offer up new video and memes for fans when he crossed over Jamal Murray, dropping him to his knees.
The Rockets are winners in 12 of their last 14 games and along with the Spurs are the hottest teams in the West. P.J. Tucker broke out of shooting slump nailing seven triples (a career high) versus the Nuggets.
Eric Gordon will miss his fifth straight game as he nurses a contused knee. Initial reports indicated Chris Paul should return in mid-January after suffering a Grade 2 left hamstring strain.
But, reports out of Houston are he’ll miss a further three to four weeks of action.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 8-1 in Rockets last 9 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
- Rockets are 8-2 in last 10 head to head contests
- The squads are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 6-4 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
The 1.5 point spread is basically like calling this game a draw given most home teams are afforded a one to three point edge automatically. The Bucks are a solid defensive squad but leave the mid-range and perimeter open in favor of defending the paint.
That strategy cost them in the loss to the Raptors and could be even more stressful with a team like the Rockets who’ll happily oblige by shooting copious perimeter shots.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Take Harden and the Rockets ATS
Harden is on a mission to take down all the top teams and enters this match with his confidence at an all-time high. The question will be how well the Rockets defend and which teams’ perimeter shots are falling.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 110 – Bucks 106
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