Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets

Soaring Rockets Look to Continue NBA Betting Online Ascent vs. Bucks

January 9, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

At the beginning of the season Houston caused considerable irritation with gamblers by underachieving both on the court and at the cashier’s cage.  The Rockets were so bad that some were writing them off as a serious contender.  A clear difference can he seen now with Houston emerging as the leader of the Southwest Division.  Likewise, the Rockets are again a profitable NBA betting online team.  Milwaukee is in a hot race with Indiana for the top spot in the Central Division.  Most important of all the Bucks have consistently made money on the NBA board this season.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets

Date and Time:  Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 8 p.m. ET

Location:  Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

NBA Futures Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Bucks-1½ (-110)226 (-110)
Rockets+1½ (-110)226 (-110)
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Bucks vs. Rockets TV Coverage:  ESPN

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee enters this game with a record of 27-11 straight up, 21-15-2 vs. the odds, and 21-17 over the total.  Supplementing that is that the Bucks are in good form with five payouts in their last six games.  Milwaukee is fighting off second place Indiana in the Central Division standings.  In particular the Bucks rank 1st in the NBA for scoring offense and 10th for points allowed.  Namely forward Giannis Antetokounmpo drives Milwaukee’s success.  Giannis is averaging 26.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

Houston Rockets

Naturally the Rockets are led by scoring machine guard James Harden.  Last year’s NBA scoring champion is averaging 33.7 points per game.  Houston is now 22-16 straight up, 19-18-1 vs. the spread, and 21-17 over the total.  Moreover, the Rockets are also in good form with six payouts in their last seven games.  Houston has gone over the total in four of their last six matchups.  As a result of this run, they have a slight lead over San Antonio in the Southwest Division.

Stats to Consider

Late on Milwaukee has slipped somewhat as an NBA betting online play in road games.  The Bucks have covered only seven of their last 20 matchups away from home.  Six of their last seven away tilts have gone under the total.  In comparison Houston has been on one of the hottest teams on the board in any sport.  The Rockets have lost just two of their last 14 games vs. the line at home.  And just three of their last 12 home games have gone under the total.

Team vs. Team

Specifically, Houston has had the recent sportsbook advantage in their series with Milwaukee.  In fact, the Rockets have paid in five of their last eight games with the Bucks.  Five of the last eight games between these teams went over the total.  Additionally, at Toyota Center the Rockets have paid in three of their last four against Milwaukee.  Three of the last five in this series at Houston went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

As mentioned earlier Houston has been a strong value at home and against the Bucks.  In sum this home court advantage is the NBA betting online matchup edge.  While Milwaukee has not looked this good in years Houston has finally made their move to the top.

Bucks vs. Rockets NBA Betting Online Picks

To conclude expect the Rockets momentum to continue.

Bucks vs. Rockets NBA Betting Online Pick:  Houston Rockets

Bucks vs. Rockets NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Rockets 110, Bucks 99

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