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Rockets vs Bucks Betting Preview

Milwaukee BucksHouston Rockets
Jan 25, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets Odds


Milwaukee pays a visit to Houston on Wednesday, hoping to send the Rockets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Toyota Center.

The Rockets sit at 10-7 (10-7 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bucks are currently 6-10 (6-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 7-10 OU, and Milwaukee is 7-8-1 OU.

View Milwaukee vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Rockets as 5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 190.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Rockets) and the No. 22 (Bucks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-93 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 7-ranked offense (97.9 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 16 at 94.6 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 94 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 97-92 loser at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bucks got a 21-point performance from Brandon Jennings, who added 11 assists, but Atlanta still ran past Milwaukee 97-92 on Monday at Bradley Center.

Houston was a 107-92 winner in its last match on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rockets got a 31-point performance from Kevin Martin as Houston handed Minnesota a 107-92 defeat on Monday at Target Center.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Bucks at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Houston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chicago, Friday, January 27
Houston home to Washington, Friday, January 27