Houston Rockets at Milwaukee Bucks Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/26/2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 4.5 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 47-27. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.4 as they average 113.1 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 55-19. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.5 points per contest and give up 108.1, which is a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 34-37-3 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 36-37-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 44-28-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-39-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/23/19 C Pau Gasol Ankle is out indefinitely
03/20/19 F Nikola Mirotic Hand is out indefinitely
03/16/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel is out indefinitely
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 36.4 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Chris Paul averages 15.6 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.6 rebounds per contest and 6.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.7 per game. The Rockets allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 117.5 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.4 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Bucks are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Bucks surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 21st. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -4.5
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