The 27-28 Milwaukee Bucks will be on a back to back when they travel to play the rested 31-27 Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Houston is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this game has the home team Houston Rockets favored by -7 ½ points with an over under line of 219 ½ points. Early money has landed on the Bucks and under as when the odds came out it was Houston favored by -8 points with an over under line of 219 ½ points.
The teams met twice this season with each team winning and covering the spread in their road game. Both games went over the total.
Milwaukee has a road record of 13-14. They break their three game losing streak with the 95-90 road win on Tuesday to the Dallas Mavericks as a +5 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 212 ½ points. The Bucks win it in the fourth quarter by outscoring Dallas 29-20 in victory. Milwaukee hit on 41.5% from the floor and made 7 of 18 from three. They hold Dallas to 42.4% shooting and 1 of 17 from beyond the arc and Milwaukee benefits from 20 Mavericks turnovers. Monta Ellis had 22 points along with 9 assists on 8 of 17 shooting. The 9 assists were eye opening as the Bucks guard tandem of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings is one of the most inefficient in basketball as they both combine for around 40% shooting and leads their team in scoring. They drag Milwaukee to 28th and third to last in shooting percentage as the team connects on 43.4% from the floor. Good thing for Milwaukee that Dallas couldn’t shoot on Tuesday night.
Houston is 19-8 straight up on their home court. Their two game win streak was snapped on Saturday in a 105-103 road defeat to the Washington Wizards as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 211 points. Houston blows a 17 point lead in a back to back game. They shot 45.2% from the floor along with 19 of 46 shooting from three. Houston allows 51.2% shooting to Washington and the Rockets missed 6 of 14 free throws contributing to the loss. James Harden led Houston with 27 points and 6 assists on 10 of 23 shooting. The Rockets are second in the NBA this season in points scored as the team puts up 106.3 points per contest.