Monday, January 23, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Houston Rockets head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, January 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4.5 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 34-13. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 114.5 points per game while giving up 107.4 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 20-23. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 0.3.
James Harden comes into this game averaging 28.7 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Rockets. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 11.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 17.6 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jabari Parker averages 20.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Houston averages 114.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.3 per game. The Rockets allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 104.4 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 13th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 115.1 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 109.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 29-18-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 25-22-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-25-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-16-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
01/22/17 F Ryan Anderson Flu probable Monday vs. Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -4.5
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