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Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets 8/2/2020 Odds Picks and Prediction

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets 8-2-2020 Odds Picks and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets 8/2/2020 – The Milwaukee Bucks are seeking to secure the best record in the NBA heading to the playoffs but they have to contend with the run-and-gun Houston Rockets this Sunday, August 2. This match will be aired live on ABC at exactly 8:30 PM Eastern Time and the live stream will be featured in NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The Houston Rockets are still in the hunt to move up in the NBA Western Conference Standings but they are coming in as the underdogs according to NBA Betting Line Picks against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets 8/2/2020

When: August 2, 2020 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena, Reunion, Florida
TV: ABC
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets 8/2/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Milwaukee Bucks -4 (-110) 243 u (-110) -175

Houston Rockets
+4 (-110) 243 o (-110) +155
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Milwaukee Bucks Betting

The Milwaukee Bucks are just a few games away from securing the best record in the NBA after defeating the Boston Celtics, 119-112. Giannis Antetokounmpo had MVP-like numbers with 36 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and a block. Kris Middleton helped with 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds while Brook Lopez guarded the paint doing 14 points, four rebounds and six huge blocks. Donte DiVicenzo added 19 points, six rebounds and three assists while Robin Lopez and Wes Matthews each did 9 points for the team. Expect this team to ride on with “The Greek Freak” against the small ball roster of the Rockets.

Players to watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo PF GP 58 GS 58 MIN 30.9 PTS 29.8 OR 2.3 DR 11.5 REB 13.8 AST 5.8 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 3.6 PF 3.1 AST/TO 1.6 PER 31.9

Khris Middleton SF GP 56 GS 53 MIN 30.1 PTS 21 OR 0.8 DR 5.4 REB 6.2 AST 4.2 STL 0.9 BLK 0.1 TO 2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 2 PER 21.36

Eric Bledsoe PG GP 56 GS 56 MIN 27.2 PTS 15.4 OR 0.7 DR 3.9 REB 4.6 AST 5.4 STL 0.9 BLK 0.4 TO 2.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 2.2 PER 18.19.

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets outlasted the Dallas Mavericks in overtime during their last match and won, 153-149. James Harden was lit and provided 48 points, eight assists, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks while Russell Westbrook did 31 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and two steals. Daniel House contributed with 20 points along with six three-pointers but the biggest baskets came from Ryan Covington at 13 points with 11 rebounds and four blocks. Three more players had double-digit scoring for the Rockets with Jeff Green, Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers.

Players to Watch: James Harden SG GP 62 GS 62 MIN 36.9 PTS 34.6 OR 1 DR 5.4 REB 6.4 AST 7.4 STL 1.8 BLK 0.9 TO 4.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 1.7 PER 28.78

Russell Westbrook PG GP 54 GS 54 MIN 36.1 PTS 27.5 OR 1.8 DR 6.3 REB 8.1 AST 7 STL 1.7 BLK 0.3 TO 4.5 PF 3.6 AST/TO 1.6 PER 21.48

Eric Gordon SG GP 34 GS 13 MIN 28.6 PTS 14.5 OR 0.2 DR 1.7 REB 1.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.1 PF 2 AST/TO 1.4 PER 10.55.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets 8/2/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee’s last 9 games.
Milwaukee are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games.
Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Houston.
Milwaukee are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Houston.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Rockets are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against Milwaukee.
Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.

Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks

M. Williams PF (Groin) is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Houston
E. Bledsoe PG (COVID-19) is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Houston
P. Connaughton SF (COVID-19) is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

T. Sefolosha SF (Personal) is out for season
E. Gordon SG (Ankle) is out indefinitely
B. Caboclo PF (Ankle) is OUT Sunday vs Milwaukee

Head-to-Head
Milwaukee Bucks Houston Rockets
36-29-1 Against the Spread 32-33
31-35 Straight Up 29-36
118 Points per Game 118
107 Points Allowed per Game 114
47.71 Offensive FG% 45.47
74.44 Offensive FT% 78.68
35.52 Offensive 3PT% 34.9
41.27 Defensive FG% 46.15
78.44 Defensive FT% 76.03
35.47 Defensive 3PT% 35.02

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Houston Rockets managed to outscore and outlast their opponents in their last match but this is the NBA standings leader that they are bumping and has the weapons to keep up with them. The Milwaukee Bucks is expected to win this match by Online Sportsbook and they will be inches closer to the best record heading to the playoffs.

Moneyline: The Bucks are the favored team and the ML given to them is at -175 while the Rockets are +155.

ATS: The given spread is four points between both teams with the Bucks at -4 while +4 is given to the Rockets.

TOTALs: The given total for this matchup is at 243. Bucks are expected to go under and the Rockets are the team under.

Score Prediction: 125 – 120 Bucks