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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-10) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets (8-16)
Date: Friday, December 10th, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: Bucks -375 | Rockets +305 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -8.5 / Rockets +8.5
NBA Betting Total: 225
The Milwaukee Bucks will be on the road to take on the Houston Rockets. The tip-off is set for 8:00 ET from the Toyota Center.
Both of these teams had the day off on Thursday. They will be ready for the action to resume on Friday.
Milwaukee started off as a 7.5 point favorite and that number is now up to 8.5. The total has stayed right around 225.
The defending champs have played well so far this year. It has not been great, but I still like what I have seen from them so far.
This squad has won three of their last five games. If they are on their game on Friday, they will make it four out of six.
I cannot say that the slow start for the Bucks this year had me all that surprised. That is often the case when a team wins the championship the year before.
When I look at other teams in the Eastern Conference, I feel like this team will be in the mix when all is said and done. There is nobody that I look at that I feel is much better than these guys. As far as the West goes, well, that is another story.
Milwaukee lost to the Miami Heat on Wednesday by a score of 113-104. They will look to get back on track when they face the Rockets.
The Miami defense did a good job of keeping Giannis in check in that particular ball game. He finished the night with only 15 points. If you are the best player on your team, you have to be better than that.
Look, I am not going to sit here and say the Rockets have been some great team because they clearly have not been. With that said, I like the way they play and even though their record is not great, they are not an easy out for teams.
Coming into this game, Houston has a record of 8-16, which puts them in 13th place in the Western Conference. They have the same record as the Thunder. I know at the end of the day it is about wins and losses, but I feel this is a team that is better than their record might indicate.
This club certainly has some talent on it. They would have to acquire a true superstar for them to be a contender, but I like the direction they are headed.
New Orleans last played on Wednesday, where they picked up a win over the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 114-104. Even without Kevin Durant, that was still a very impressive win for this team.
Eric Gordon was the leading scorer in the win over Brooklyn with 21 points on the night. Garrison Matthews also chipped in 19 points. They seem to get solid production on the offensive end from a variety of players.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Bucks are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games.
- The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The Rockets are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Analysis:
This is where the Bucks can not just assume they will roll in and win. Houston has given some teams trouble this year.
Even though the Rockets are an improved team, this is a game that the Bucks should get right in after a tough loss to Miami.
With all things being equal, Houston will present some issues for Milwaukee, but not on the same level as the Heat did on Wednesday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets ATS
I look for the Bucks to come out more focused and energized in this game. Honestly, I was not impressed with what I saw from them in the loss to Miami.
When all is said done, I do think Milwaukee win this ball game, but I do not think they will cruise to victory. I can see this being closer than some might think which is why I like the Rockets at +8.5 here.
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