Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets Free Pick
- Updated: February 6, 2015
Tonight the Milwaukee Bucks travel to Houston to take on the Rockets at the Toyota Center.
Game tips off at 8:00pm EST.
With the worst record in the NBA list year who would have thought the Bucks would be sitting at 27-22 and the sixth seed in the East and are pretty much a lock for this year’s post season. So far this year they have weathered several injuries and are listed as the NBA’s second best at defensive efficiency. Along with that they are also 10th in the league in true shooting percentage and effective field goal percentage. The Bucks have 4 players on their roster who consistently score 20 points or more per game. Coach Kidd expressed that he is impressed from top to bottom with this new team and how they have come together to grind it out night after night. Milwaukee has won 3 straight on the road but they have lost 12 of the last 14 in Houston.
The Rockets have still managed to step up big time after the loss of Dwight Howard and this the coach said is because of the depth of his bench. Houston has gone 34-15 on the season and 4-1 without Howard. Coach Harden says with all his weapons and his deep bench it certainly makes the loss of Howard easier. The Rockets have won their last 7 of 8 home games and are certainly a force on the other end of the floor. On the season Houston has held its opponents to 98.68 points but in Howard’s absence they have manage to hold their opponents to 94.4 points per game.
Tonight Milwaukee takes on Houston and they intend to give them all they can handle coming off an impressive 5 game winning streak regardless of their history on the road in Houston.
Point Spread: Houston -5
Total Line: over/under 202.5
Moneyline: Houston-203/Milwaukee +173
|Ersan Ilyasova||F||Out Indefinitely (groin)|
|Damien Inglis||F||Out Indefinitely (foot)|
|Kendall Marshall||G||Out For Season (knee)|
|Kenyon Martin||F||Day-to-Day (ankle)|
|Zaza Pachulia||F||Out Indefinitely (calf)|
|Jabari Parker||F||Out For Season (knee)|
|Larry Sanders||F||Out Indefinitely (personal)|
|Dwight Howard||F||Out Indefinitely (knee)|
Free NBA Pick
There really isn’t any live betting trends on this match up to suggest a play on the under. However, we believe that the Rockets who have successfully held their opponents to under 98.8 points on the season and the Bucks who have given up 96.7 points per game will continue this trend and the game will go under the total of 202.5 that is posted at Bovada Sportbook.
Take the under 202.5