Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, NBA Basketball Sports Betting, Free Picks and Predictions

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Milwaukee at Houston, NBA Sports betting
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: 8 p.m. ET, FSN Wisconsin (Milwaukee), AT&T Sports Net Southwest (Houston)
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
511 Milwaukee Bucks +11 -105 +535 Ov 221½ -110
512 Houston Rockets -11 -115 -700 Un 221½ -110

The fans at Toyota Center will be treated to a game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Houston Rockets when they take their seats on Saturday.

ABOUT THE BUCKS (15-12): The rise of the Milwaukee offense was aided with the acquisition of guard Eric Bledsoe to go with star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and solid swingman Khris Middleton “You’ve got three guys playing at a high level with Bled, Khris and Giannis,” coach Jason Kidd told reporters. “Sharing the ball is the key, and being able to make your free throws. Just making a play for a teammate and finding the open guy. Guys are moving the ball. Right now, the ball is going in for us.” Antetokounmpo and Middleton each scored 29 points in Friday’s 115-109 loss to the Bulls while Bledsoe was limited to 12 points.

ABOUT THE ROCKETS (23-4): Point guard Chris Paul enjoyed a stellar effort against San Antonio with 28 points, eight assists and a season-best seven steals – he has posted that line six times over the last 10 years while the rest of the NBA has done so four times combined – and Houston improved to 13-0 with the nine-time All-Star in the lineup. Paul is averaging 26.3 points, eight assists and 3.5 steals over the past four games and has made a season-high five 3-pointers in each of the past two contests. Harden put up 28 points despite 6-of-18 shooting and has scored 20 or more in every game this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Rockets as -10.5-point favorites versus the Bucks, while the game’s total opened at 221.

The soaring Houston Rockets strive to stretch their winning streak to 13 games when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Houston delivered a 124-109 trouncing of the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, marking its 10th double-digit win during the impressive stretch of victories.

The Western Conference-leading Rockets led by as many as 28 points while dismantling the Spurs on Friday. “We have so many talented guys on this team that anyone can come in and have an impact on the game,” star guard James Harden said in a postgame television interview. “We just take it one night at a time. … We just want it to be at a high level and play for each other.” Harden averaged 32 points and 10 assists in two games against the Bucks last season and Milwaukee could be in trouble after giving up 115 points in each of its last two games – losses to the New Orleans Pelicans (Wednesday) and Chicago Bulls (Friday). The Bucks are thriving on offense by scoring 100 or more in 11 consecutive games, the franchise’s best streak since a 12-game run during the 1990-91 campaign.

The Rockets were a 124-109 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They covered the -8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (233) made winners of OVER bettors.

Milwaukee was a 115-109 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the -8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 224 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Team record: 15-12 SU,11-14-2 ATS
Milwaukee is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Milwaukee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games

Team record: 23-4 SU,15-11-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 12 straight games.
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
Houston is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Cleveland Tuesday, December 19
Houston home to Utah Monday, December 18

NBA Sports Betting Tips
1. Antetokounmpo averaged 31.5 points, nine rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.5 blocks as the teams split last season’s two meetings.

2. Houston C Clint Capela made 30-of-35 shots over the last four contests and is averaging 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds during the stretch.

3. Milwaukee swingman Tony Snell (knee) is expected to miss his fifth consecutive game.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks:  Houston Rockets will cover the spread at -11 and the game will go over 221½ points, according to scamdicappers

PREDICTION: Rockets 122, Bucks 105 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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