Rockets at Bucks 3/26/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Mar. 26, 2019
Latest Odds : MIL -4.5 Total 227
The Houston Rockets look for their third straight victory on Tuesday when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks. The Rockets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday 113-90 with James Harden leading the way with 28 points while only playing just 28 minutes in the Rockets 23-point rout. Eric Gordon scored 18, while Chris Paul chipped in with 10 points and 13 assists.
Milwaukee defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-105 behind the 26 points and 10 rebounds by Giannis Antetokounmpo who showed a few signs that his right ankle was still not 100%. Khris Middleton and fellow guard George Hill each squared 17 points for the Bucks. Hill will be looked upon more on the offensive end for the Bucks with Malcolm Brogdon out with an injured foot.
James Harden leads the Rockets in scoring with an average of 36.4 points per game. Clint Capela is the leading rebounder with an average of 12.6 rebounds per game. Chris Paul leads the Rockets in assists with an average of 8.2 per game. Houston is shooting 44.7% from the field and 35.2% from 3-point territory.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring, rebounding, and assists with averages of 27.4 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game. Khris Middleton is the team’s second leading scorer averaging 17.8 points per game. Milwaukee is shooting 47.7% from the field and 35.3% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Houston is 3-1-1 ATS in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Rockets last 6 on the road
Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Bucks last 7 versus an opponent with a .600 or higher winning percentage
Free Betting Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -4.5
Milwaukee has be hit with injuries down the stretch as Malcolm Brogdon is out indefinitely and Giannis Antetokounmpo is back but a right ankle has slowed the star for the last two to three weeks. Nonetheless, the Bucks have covered 5 of the last 6 at home and 5 of the last 7 overall. Houston has failed to cover 12 of the last 15 following a win ATS. Final Score Prediction, Milwaukee Bucks win and cover ATS 118-111.