Friday, January 22, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, January 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 19-25 and a road record of 7-18. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 22-22 and a home record of 13-11. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.6 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
James Harden averages 27.6 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Milwaukee averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 49 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Houston averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Rockets allow 105.7 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 26th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 24-20-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 24-19-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 17-27-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 23-19-2 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/21/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Houston
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/21/16 C Dwight Howard Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
01/21/16 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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