Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 28-11. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.6 as they average 117.6 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 23-16. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 110.7 points per contest and give up 109.1, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-16-1 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-18-0 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 19-18-1 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 20-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/07/19 F D.J. Wilson Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/21/18 PG Chris Paul Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/06/19 G Eric Gordon Knee is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.6 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.0 assists per game and 12.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Clint Capela averages 17.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.8 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 61%. James Harden scores 33.7 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 8.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 108.0 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Milwaukee averages 117.6 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 49.4 boards per contest and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 109.1 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest. Houston is 17th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.0 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.3. The Rockets are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.6.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Houston is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee +1 and over 225.5 total points
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