Bucks vs Rockets Picks, Spread and Prediction (08-02-20)

In this high caliber duel between two of the top-5 teams of each conference, the Rockets (41-24), are facing the Bucks (54-12). Bucks hold the best record in the NBA and both teams are coming off victories in their previous matches. They both also won against the spread and are looking for their first winning streak of the restart.

Date/Time: 08-02-2020, 20:30 EDT

Spread: Houston Rockets +4

Total: +241.5

Rockets have a 41-24 record (30-35 ATS) and are tied with the Thunder in the 5th place of the West. In the opening game of the restart they won against the Mavericks in overtime, 153-149 covering the -1.5 spread.

James Harden leads the team both in scoring with 34.6 ppg and in assists made with 7.4. He also adds 6.4 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook follows with 27.5 ppg, 7 assists and a team high 8.1 rebounds.

Bucks have a 54-12 record (37-29 ATS) and are first in the league. In their last game they won against the Celtics 119-112, covering the -3.5 handicap.

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring with 29.8 ppg, in rebounding with 13.8 and in assists made with 5.8. Kris Middleton follows with 21 ppg, 4.2 assists and 6.2 rebounds.

 

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In their previous meeting this season, the Bucks won on the road 111-117.

Both teams score exactly 118.7 ppg, while Bucks are better defensively (107.4 to 114.9).

Milwaukee has better percentages both in field goals (47.7% to 45.5%) and in 3-pointers (35.5% to 34.9%).

They are also better both in rebounding (51.7 to 44.9) and in assists made (25.9 to 21.6). Both teams commit almost the same number of turnovers (14.6 to 14.9).

Bookmakers give the Bucks a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They looked really good in the restart opener and expect them to build on that momentum today.

 

Bucks vs Rockets Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -6 (-111)