Monday, February 29, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, February 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 29-30 and a road record of 13-16. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. Houston is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-19. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 24-35 and a home record of 16-10. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.6 points per game and surrendering 103, good for a point differential of -4.4. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-5 and a conference record of 17-19. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.5 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 12 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Khris Middleton averages 18 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Houston averages 105.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.2 per game. The Rockets allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Milwaukee averages 98.6 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Bucks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 106.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.2 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bucks score 101.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 102 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.1 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.4. They get 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 26-33-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 34-23-2 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-29-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 31-27-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
02/28/16 C Clint Capela Foot "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
02/27/16 F Marcus Thornton Waived has been waived
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/28/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee doubtful Monday vs. Houston
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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