Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 20-20. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 32-11. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.9 points per game and surrendering 107.6, good for a point differential of 7.3.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jabari Parker averages 20.5 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Eric Gordon averages 17.9 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. James Harden averages 28.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 11.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Milwaukee averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Houston averages 114.9 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Rockets allow 107.6 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 19th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.9 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 12.9 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 Rockets rating on offense is 115.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-22-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-14-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-16-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 25-18-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Houston Rockets Injuries
01/16/17 C Clint Capela Fibula "?" Tuesday vs. Miami
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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