Milwaukee Bucks (27-22) at Houston Rockets (34-15)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -6 -- Over/Under: 199.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Houston Rockets and the Milwaukee Bucks face off on Friday at the Toyota Center in NBA action.
The Houston Rockets are 34-15 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Houston is averaging 102.6 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 98.8 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. James Harden leads the Rockets averaging 27 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game. Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.5 points and 5.4 rebounds, Donatas Motiejunas is averaging 11.6 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Corey Brewer is averaging 11.4 points. The Rockets are 17-7 at home and 7-3 in their last 10 games.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-22 this season and they have won their last five games. The Bucks are averaging 98.7 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 96.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Brandon Knight leads the Bucks averaging 17.9 points and 5.3 assists per game. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.7 points and 6.2 rebounds, O.J. Mayo is averaging 11.6 points, and Khris Middleton is averaging 11.2 points. The Bucks are 15-2 on the road and 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Houston is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread when their opponents score more than 100 points in their previous game. Milwaukee is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 21-6-1 against the spread in their last 28 road games, and 8-3 against the spread against the Western Conference. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last six meetings if these two.
The dog has ruled this series and I see that being the case here as the Bucks with the points are my play.