Bucks vs Rockets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/6/24

Houston Rockets (17-16) vs Milwaukee Bucks (25-10)

Game Info: Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 240 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Houston Rockets look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets prediction.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks rebounded from two losses with a win over the Spurs. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 124.8 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.8 points and 11.3 rebounds, while Damian Lillard is averaging 25.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Damian Lillard ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FT% (92.5%) this season.
  • Brook Lopez ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (3.0) this season.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets beat the Pistons and Nets this week, but they’re coming off a loss to the Timberwolves. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21.5 points and 9 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 17.5 points and 4 rebounds. Jalen Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. Houston will meet Miami, Chicago, Detroit, and Boston after this one.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assists per game (8.6) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (5.1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (33.0%).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent field goals made per game this season (39.2).
  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (82.5%).
  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (95.1).

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets prediction

I don't want to back the Houston Rockets in this spot on the end of a back to back as much as the next guy. The Milwaukee Bucks could easily blow the doors off here. However, the Bucks continue to have issues defensively, and they nearly just lost to the Spurs. The Bucks are 15-19-1 ATS on the season. It's the Rockets with the points or pass for me. The Bucks are a sweat anytime you get behind them. 

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +5.5

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