Specifically, the NBA has one advantage over other sports. Easily identifiable superstar players are a marketing dream. Two of the Association’s biggest brands will be on the hardwood Sunday. Namely James “The Beard” Harden and Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo. Harden is primed for his third NBA scoring title. He is Rocket fuel for a potent Houston attack. While Giannis has turned Milwaukee into an NBA bets power. The best record in the Association belongs to the Bucks. ABC gets a Sunday primetime matchup that has it all.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets
|Date and Time:||Sunday, August 2, 2020, 8:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||The Arena (WWOS), Bay Lake, Florida, U.S.|
|Bucks vs. Rockets TV Coverage:||ABC|
|Bucks vs. Rockets SBG Odds:||Click Here|
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets SBG Odds Overview
Overall, this matchup should draw split online wagering action. Milwaukee is the more complete team. But Harden and sidekick Russell Westbrook offer enough to gamblers too. Milwaukee’s depth remains a wagering concern for gamblers.
Milwaukee Bucks Team Overview
Milwaukee owns a record of 53-12 straight up and 36-29 vs. the odds. In turn, the Bucks rank first for scoring and fifth for points allowed. Milwaukee was out of steam just before play stopped. To illustrate they failed to cover five of their last six games. They have also exposed to a high profile 113-103 loss at the Lakers on March 6.
Key Milwaukee Bucks: PF Giannis Antetokounmpo 29.6 PTS, 13.7 REB, 5.8 AST, 54.7 FG%, 30.6 3P%, 63.3 FT%, SG Khris Middleton 21.1 PTS, 6.2 REB, 4.1 AST, 49.9 FG%, 41.8 3P%, 90.8 FT%, PG Eric Bledsoe 15.4 PTS, 4.6 REB, 5.4 AST, 48.2 FG%, 34.8 3P%,
Houston Rockets Team Overview
In the same way, did the Rockets fail to cover seven of their last eight before play stopped? Houston is 40-24 straight up and 29-35 vs. the spread. NBA metrics show them ranked second for scoring and 22nd for points allowed. Of great concern is that leaky defense which must improve come playoff time.
Key Houston Rockets: SG James Harden 34.4 PTS, 6.4 REB, 7.4 AST, 43.5 FG%, 36.2 3P%, 86.1 FT%, PG Russell Westbrook 27.5 PTS, 8.0 REB, 7.0 AST, 47.4 FG%, 25.4 3P%, 77.7 FT%, SG Eric Gordon 14.5 PTS, 1.9 REB, 1.5 AST, 37.0 FG%, 31.9 3P%, 75.7 FT%
Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets Against the Spread
The Bucks are:
- 5-1 vs. the board in their last six games vs. the Western Conference
- 6-3 over the total when playing Western Conference teams
- 9-4 against the spread as a favorite
- 4-8 under the total as chalk
- 3-2 vs. the odds as chalk vs. the Rockets
- 2-3 under the total when favored against Houston
The Rockets are:
- 14-6 against the spread as a dog
- 5-7 under the total when getting points
- 2-6 vs. the line head to head with the Bucks
- 2-5 under the total in their series with Milwaukee
- 10-3 vs. the odds against the Eastern Conference
- 3-11-1 under the total when playing the Eastern Conference
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets SBG Free Pick
As mentioned earlier the Rockets’ defense is an NBA bets liability. While the Bucks strong defense should slow down Harden and Westbrook. Giannis will be the best player on the court. Ultimately that’s the difference.
Bucks vs. Rockets SBG Best Bet: Milwaukee Bucks