Rockets vs. Bucks Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Rockets cover as road favorite at Bucks? 1/23/17

Will the Rockets cover as a road favorite tonight when they visit the Bucks at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bucks are now 5.5-point home underdog versus the Rockets after opening as a 4.5-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 228 but has been bet down a full four points to 224.

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The Rockets are coming off a 119-95 victory at Memphis but are just 3-4 over their last seven games overall. James Harden scored 29 points with 10 assists, six rebounds, three steals, two blocks and four 3-poiners in the Saturday victory over the Grizzlies. Clint Capela also came off the bench and had five points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in just 16 minutes of play.

The Bucks have now lost five consecutive games following their 109-97 loss at Miami. Granted, four of those five losses came on the road but the Bucks also fell 113-104 to the 76ers at home so Milwaukee isn't playing well, period. In the loss to the Heat, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Rockets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against the Bucks and are 18-6 at the betting window in their last 24 road games. The Bucks, meanwhile, are winless at 0-5 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games playing on one day of rest and are winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four coming off a loss.

 

MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -5.5

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