Bucks vs. Rockets - 2/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (29-30) at Milwaukee Bucks (24-35)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +1 -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks meet Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.5 points and 6.9 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.6 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.7 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last eight road games. Clint Capela is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 18 points and 4.1 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Jabari Parker is dishing 1.5 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 35.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games. The Bucks are 11-27-1 ATS in their last 39 vs. NBA Southwest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Two of the most disapointing teams in the league, so this should be fun. While the Bucks are at home, the Rockets have a ton of firepower that would wipe the Bucks off the floor if they actually want to show up and hit shots. I like Houston in this toss up game.