Houston Rockets (50-13) at Milwaukee Bucks (34-30)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +6 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Houston Rockets look for yet another victory, as they haven’t lost a game since January 26. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 31.2 points and 8.9 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 18.8 points and 8.1 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 11.2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won nine straight road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.8 points and four assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost four of their last five home games.
The Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are on the end of a back to back, but I'm not sure it matters, as their style of play doesn't change, and they continue to beat teams like a drum. The Milwaukee Bucks remain in a serious slump, as a team with all that length can't get stops and are allowing nearly 47 percent shooting in their last five games. The Bucks also aren't covering games during this big losing stretch, and you have to wonder if something is going on that we don't know about. It's odd how the Bucks have become this bad so quickly. Give me the best team in the league and the reasonable number.