Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets Expert NBA Picks 10/24/2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 60-22. They were 1st in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 8.9 as they averaged 118.1 points per game while giving up 109.3 per contest. The Rockets had an overall mark of 53-29 last year. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They averaged 113.9 points per contest and gave up 109.1, which was a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks were 57-36-4 against the spread last season
The Milwaukee Bucks were 49-47-1 against the over/under last year
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets were 47-43-3 against the spread last season
The Houston Rockets were 40-47-6 against the over/under last year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/19/2019 Eric Bledsoe PG Ribs Game Time Decision
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/21/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 15
10/20/2019 Michael Frazier SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Oct 31
10/13/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Mar 2
Khris Middleton comes into this game after averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributed 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 84%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game last year. He averaged 5.9 assists per game and 12.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 58% for the season while his free throw percentage was 73%.
Russell Westbrook scored 22.9 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 11.1 rebounds per contest and had 10.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 66%. James Harden averaged 36.1 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 36.8 minutes per game. He also brought in 6.6 rebounds per game and had 7.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averaged 118.1 points per contest last year, which was 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin was 8.9 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a unit, which had them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shot 35%, which was good for 15th in the NBA. They averaged 49.7 boards per contest and 26.0 assists per game, which ranked them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 18th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allowed 109.3 points per contest, which was 11th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 45.3 rebounds a game which ranked 15th, and they allowed 24.8 assists per game which put them in 19th place in the league. They forced 13.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston was 11th in the NBA with 113.9 points per contest last season. They were 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 4.77. They shot 36% from beyond the arc, which was good for 11th in the league. They were 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.2. The Rockets were 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Rockets gave up 109.1 points per game, which ranked them 10th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 7th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets were 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest last year.
The Bucks were 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 105.2 was ranked 1st last season. In terms of pace they were 2nd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% was 2nd. As a team they were 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Milwaukee was 21st in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%, which was 30th in the league.
Houston was 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 13th in the NBA. The Rockets were 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 115.5 was ranked 17th. They were 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 4th. As a unit they were 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
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Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee +2
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