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Slumping Bucks Have Poor History vs Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been mired in a rare funk after losing three of their last four games, but they’ll have an opportunity to turn their fortunes around against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Oddsmakers initially set the Rockets as 8.5-point home favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 229.

Shark Bites
  • The Bucks are 1-3 ATS in their last four games against the Rockets.
  • The Bucks are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games on the road against the Rockets.
  • The Rockets are 10-1 SU and ATS in their last 11 games after a loss.

Don’t fault MVP candidate James Harden for his team’s struggles, though. Harden has recorded 13 triple-doubles this season, and Tuesday’s 109-103 loss to the Miami Heat marked the fourth time he’s scored 40 or more points as part of a triple-double – one shy of the NBA record set by Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson in 1963-64.

Milwaukee’s core is extremely young, so rough patches are expected while they learn to play together. The Bucks have lost four of their last six games and haven't been getting the job done on the road vs good squads. Milwaukee is 2-10 SU in its last 12 on the road vs teams with winning records.

Houston has dominated this series, claiming five of the last six meetings between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Houston Rockets as -8.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 229 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rockets to win this game 115-107. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 18-22 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Houston Rockets are 27-17 ATS. Milwaukee is 26-14 against the points scored total betting line, while Houston is 25-19 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The Houston Rockets sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Milwaukee Bucks are at No. 16 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 2-ranked offense averaging 114.59 PPG, against a Milwaukee Bucks defense that ranks No. 10 at 103.6 PPG. The Houston Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 46.71% so far, less than the Milwaukee Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 47.68% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee got 23 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo but lost anyway 113-104 against the 76ers on Monday at Bradley Center.

The Rockets got a terrific 40-point performance from James Harden but Miami handed them a 109-103 defeat on Tuesday at American Airlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 15 games
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Orlando, Friday, January 20th
Houston home to Golden State, Friday, January 20th