Rockets vs. Bucks - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (19-25) at Houston Rockets (22-21)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets meet Friday night at the Toyota Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.6 points and 3.9 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last eight road games. O.J. Mayo is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.6 points and 6.9 assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 11.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Marcus Thornton is dishing 1.4 assists and Terrence Jones is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have won 10 of their last 14 home games. Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley are questionable.
The Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston.
The Rockets are extremely inconsistent but continue to play their best ball by far on their home court. The Bucks are starting to find their groove as of late, but I don't trust them against an explosive Houston team.