Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets - 8/2/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (54-12) at Houston Rockets (41-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 8:30 pm (ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena)
The Line: Houston Rockets +3.5 -- Over/Under: 237 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at The Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory after beating the Boston Celtics in their bubble opener. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 118.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.8 points and 13.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 21 points and 6.2 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.7 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets look for a statement victory after beating the Dallas Mavericks in overtime in their bubble opener. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.6 points and 7.4 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.5 points and seven assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Milwaukee Bucks should be the favorites here simply because of their size, as they have so many big guys in Antetokounmpo, Lopez and others that they should give the Rockets all sorts of trouble considering Houston doesn't play anybody over 6'2" it seems like. However, the Rockets have more to play for with them fighting for seeding and having a rested Harden and Westbrook does wonders for this club. Also beating the Mavericks the way they did should give the Rockets a shot in the arm and lead to a more confident team overall.
The Houston Rockets are a dangerous team with the amount of shooters they have and two rested superstars ready to go. I want the Rockets and free points whenever I can get them.