Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks, East vs. West tonight. The Bucks are better positioned this season in the Eastern Conference, they have worked hard to be a solid team. The Bucks’ record is positive and they are currently the second best team in the east. On the other hand for the Rockets has not been easy the season, they are almost in the middle of the Western Conference and have had problems to win on the road this season.
Houston Rockets: Welcome to our house.
The Rockets record this season is positive, 23-16 so far. The season began with two hard defeats at home, Clippers 113-133 and Trailblazers 85-104. The record is positive at home with 14-5. After suffering the two losses at home the Rockets managed to recover the record at home and currently have a winning streak of ten games without losing at home. The last three games at home were against Celtics 127-113, Grizzlies 113-101 and two days ago against the Nuggets 125-113.
At home the Rockets are scoring an average of 114.2 points per game, 45.3% field goal, 75.8% free throws, 15.95 three pointers per game at home. The defense allows up to 110.2 points per game, 40.47 field goal points and 10.05 three pointers at home.
James Harden is averaging 33.7 points per game. In the last home game Harden scored 32 points, Tucker 21, Capela 31, Rivers 4 and House 6 points. From the bench the team contributed 31 points against the Nuggets.
Milwaukee Bucks: Number two.
The Bucks this season have an incredible record with 28 wins and only eleven losses, the team have a much higher level of efficiency than last year. The Bucks are number two in the Eastern Conference, the best record is for the Raptors with 31-12. On the road the record is slightly positive with nine wins and seven losses. The last game was against the Knicks with a 109-95 victory, but before they had lost to the Heat 87-94.
On the road the Bucks have a good average points with 113.4 per game, 42 field goal points, 74.6% free throws and 13.25 three pointers per game. The defense has had problems playing on the road allowing up to 109.7 points, 40.25 field goal points and up to 14.00 three pointers.
Antetokounmpo is the only player who is scoring more than 20 points with the Bucks this season, up to 26.6 points. Middleton is the second best with 17.7 points, Bledsoe with 15.1, Brogdon 15.5 and Lopez with 12.4 points. In the last game on the road, the bench contributed 25 points.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks 01/09/2019 is: take the Houston Rockets +1.5 (Point Spread).
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