Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 12/22/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
The Houston Rockets (10-21) are on their way to Fiserv Forum on Wednesday where they will play the Milwaukee Bucks (19-13).
The Rockets faced the Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 133-118 in their last contest. Houston wrapped up the game with a 56.4% field goal percentage (44 out of 78) and made 12 of their 33 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Rockets converted 18 of 24 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 35 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 27 assists in this game while forcing 5 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In terms of defense, Houston allowed the other team to go 53.4% from the field on 47 of 88 shooting. Chicago recorded 34 dimes and had 33 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Chicago pulled down 25 boards (9 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Chicago ended up shooting 95.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 23 of 24 attempts. They also converted 16 of their 35 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 17 and the Bulls recorded 8 fouls.
Christian Wood is a player who was a major factor for the contest. Wood ended up going 57.1% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 29 mins played and totaled 11 boards. He scored 23 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
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Houston will take the court with a win-loss mark of 10-21 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 17.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Houston is grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 728 assists so far this year, which ranks 14th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Rockets are shooting 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (397 of 1,161) and 70.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 106.8 pts per contest (18th in the NBA) while shooting 45.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Rockets are forcing 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 22.5 personal fouls. They are conceding 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 28th in basketball in PPG allowed (113.5). The Rockets defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (1,271 of 2,769) and they concede 44.9 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists with 728 conceded on the year.
For their last game, the Bucks took a loss by a score of 119-90 when they played the Cavaliers. When talking about rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Cleveland to collect 37 in total (9 on the offensive side). They shot 35.6% from three-point range by shooting 16 of 45 and finished the game at 13 of 14 from the free throw line (92.9%). The Bucks allowed the Cavaliers to knock down 45 of 90 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0% for the game. Overall, the Bucks shot 35 for 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Milwaukee knocked down 12 of 38 attempts (31.6%). They were able to knock down 8 of those for a percentage of 72.7%. The Cavaliers were called for 13 fouls for the game which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Bucks were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the game.
Jordan Nwora ended up being important for the Bucks in the matchup. Nwora accumulated 28 points in his 42 mins on the court and had 4 assists in this contest. He knocked down 11 out of 21 in the game for a field goal rate of 52.4%, and tallied 11 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 19-13 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bucks are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which ranks 18th in basketball. Milwaukee has 3,521 points on the campaign (110.0 per game) and they grab 47.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 22.5 times per game (23rd in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest. The Bucks are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls every game and they go 75.2% from the free throw line.
The Bucks are ranked 14th in basketball in points given up per game with 107.3. They have forced 14.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.0% from the floor (5th in the league). The Milwaukee defense concedes 34.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (453 of 1,334) and opponents are converting on 76.2% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 24.4 dimes and 44.9 rebounds per game, which is 20th and 14th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee and under the total points
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