Bucks vs. Rockets NBA Prediction
The defending champs have won eight of their last 10 games and are in Houston on Friday night to take on the lowly Rockets at 8:00 p.m. ET. That said, are the Bucks a safe bet as an 8.5-point road favorite?
543 Milwaukee Bucks (-8.5) at 544 Houston Rockets (+8.5); o/u 225
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, December 10, 2021
Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right quad contusion) is probable for Friday's game against the Rockets. Antetokounmpo had a rough night Wednesday, shooting 4-of-13 from the floor in a loss to the Heat. Previously dealing with a calf injury, the reigning Finals MVP is now on the injury report due to a quad contusion. The good news is that Antetokounmpo is listed as probable, so he should be on the court Friday night. If things take a turn for the worse, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday would be asked to do even more offensively.
Houston Rockets DFS Spin
Usman Garuba (right thigh contusion) is still not close to being able to participate in full basketball activities. Garuba has been sidelined for nearly two weeks, and he is not particularly close to a return to game action. The rookie has begun to do some individual finishing drills and spot shooting, so a small amount of progress has been made. Garuba is still without a timeline for return, and his absence has resulted in players such as Garrison Mathews and KJ Martin getting more minutes. Mathews, a top-100 player in 9-cat, is a must-roster player for the red-hot Rockets.
Bucks vs. Rockets NBA Betting Prediction
The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Houston. The under is also 7-1 in the Bucks’ last eight games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage below .400, is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games coming off a loss and is 13-5 in their last 18 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 39-19-1 in the Rockets’ last 59 home games and is 23-10-1 in their last 34 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BUCKS/ROCKETS UNDER 225