The Houston Rockets will travel to play the Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The current betting odds from this NBA game have the home team Milwaukee Bucks favored by -1 points and the over under line is 211 points. When the NBA odds came out a few hours ago the Bucks were a -1 point favorite and the total was 201 ½ points. There has been no movement on the side and a ½ point move on the over.
The teams met once during the lockout shortened season a year ago with Milwaukee posting the 105-99 road win at Houston as a +5 point underdog. The total finished at over 190 points. Trend: Milwaukee Bucks are 3-1 ATS in their past four games.
The Rockets are 5-8 on the road on the year. The team has won two straight and seven of their past nine games. They defeat New Orleans on Wednesday 104-92 as a -10 point home favorite. The game went under 202 ½ points. It was another good shooting night for Houston as they make over 49% of their shots. James Harden led the team with 31 points. Houston is the top scoring offense in the league by averaging 105 points a game. Harden is averaging 26 points a game and hitting 44% from the floor. Jeremy Lin contributes with 12 point a game and 43% shooting with 6 ½ assists.
Milwaukee has lost two straight games. After a two point road defat at Detroit the team drops a 117-110 home defeat to the San Antonio Spurs as a +5 ½ point underdog. The Bucks allowed the Spurs over 51% shooting and 9 of 17 from three. Milwaukee wasted 10 of 11 shooting night off the bench from John Henson who scored 20 points. The Bucks suffer from inefficient guard play. Their two leading scorers are guards Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings who make just 40% of their shots. This profile may get you into the playoffs but no farther than just one series win.