Bucks Vs Rockets Spread & PickNoah Williams
The Houston Rockets are looking to bounce back from a loss to Miami when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. The NBA betting spread favors the Rockets by 7-5 points. Tip-off is this Wednesday, January 18th at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets Spread & ATS Pick
What: Milwaukee Bucks (20-20) at Houston Rockets (32-12)
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: Toyota Center
Spread: Rockets -7.5
Moneyline: Milwaukee +250 vs Houston -333
Game Total: 227
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Milwaukee vs Houston
Why Bet The Milwaukee Bucks To Beat The Rockets
The Milwaukee Bucks have lost their last two games, including an 113-104 defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. They are 20-20 SU and 18-22 ATS this season. They average 105.2 points per game (16th) and allow 103.6 points per game (10th).
"At some point, we have to understand what the 3 means to us as a team if we want to win," Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said. "We can talk about it, but if there’s no effort in guarding it and understanding, again, it starts with effort. If we don’t give it, we’re going to give up a lot of 3s."
The Bucks shoot 47.7% from the field (3rd) and 37.1% from beyond the arch (6th). Shooting forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (23.4 PPG & 8.6 RPG) has been a highlight reel this season. Along with power forward Jabari Parker (20.5 PPG & 5.8 RPG) they are the only two Bucks players averaging over 20 points per game.
Milwaukee gives up 44.65 from the field (6th) and 35.6% from three-point land (12th). They average 42.3 rebounds per game (27th), 5.5 blocks (7th) and 8.1 steals (8th).
Why Bet The Houston Rockets To Beat The Bucks
The Houston Rockets have lost three of the last four games, including a 109-103 loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday. They are 32-12 SU and 27-17 ATS this season. They average 114.6 points per game (2nd) and allow 107.6 points per game (24th).
Houston shoots 46.7% from the field (7th) and 37.1% from three-point land (6th). Point guard James Harden (28.7 PPG & 11.77 APG) had his 4th 40-point triple-double of the season against the Heat. He scored 40 points and added 12 rebounds and ten assists despite the loss.
"We got open shots. We just missed them," Harden said. "We gave ourselves a chance, especially in that third quarter. Fourth quarter we didn’t play as well as we need to."
Houston allows 45.7% from the field (18th) and 36.1% from three point land (22nd). They average 44.4 rebounds per game (8th), 4.5 blocks (21st) and 8.1 steals (8th).
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Rockets are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS loss.
- Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games.
- Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Bucks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games. The Rockets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
I expect the Rockets to show up and have an offensive explosion that leads them to a solid home win and cover of the reasonable line.