Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Parlay 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 15-11. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 104.0 points per contest while giving up 104.2 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 22-4. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.8 points per contest and giving up 103.7, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 10-12-4 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 14-11-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/17 SG Tony Snell Knee is "?" Friday vs Chicago
12/08/17 PG Matthew Dellavedova Knee is out indefinitely
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/14/17 F Luc Mbah a Moute Shoulder is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton averages 19.9 points per contest in 36.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this game averaging 29.9 points per contest while playing 37.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Eric Gordon averages 18.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%. James Harden has scored 31.6 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 9.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 104.2 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Milwaukee averages 104 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.19 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 38.2 boards per contest and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 103.7 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.1 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 40.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year. Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 114.8 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.04. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23. The Rockets are 11th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Bucks are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 10th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Milwaukee is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Houston is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee +10.5 and over 221 total points
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