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NBA Best Bet of the Day: Houston Rockets at Milwaukee Bucks

The NBA’s game of the night sees the Houston Rockets take on the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum, with both teams attempting to win a third straight game.

We’re fresh off the Portland Trail Blazers’ win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday that crushed the over in double overtime and moved our NBA picks to 4-2.

Odds provided by PointsBet

Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks: By the Numbers

  • The Rockets, who occupy the third seed in the Western Conference are just 20-17 on the road this season and will face a Bucks team that is 30-6 at home.
  • Milwaukee has covered the spread in 22 of 36 home games and in seven of its last 10 overall outings.
  • The Rockets have won outright in their last four games as an underdog, and the Bucks have covered seven of 10 as the favorite.
  • Milwaukee is 7-5 against the spread this month, while Houston has gone over the number in just two of 12 games.
  • Houston averages nearly five fewer possessions per game than the Bucks but ranks second in offensive efficiency compared to Milwaukee’s rank of third.

Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Key Injuries

Rockets SF Gerald Green (adductor) has been ruled out while SG Eric Gordon (ankle) is questionable.

The Bucks remain without big men Nikola Mirotic (thumb) and Pau Gasol (ankle). SG Malcolm Brogdon (heel) is still listed as out indefinitely.

These players have combined for 25.9 and 28.5 points per game for their respective teams this season.

Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Best Bet

Moneyline: The Bucks have won five of six at home and are again the easy choice at -186.

Against the spread: Milwaukee’s being spotted only four points, a number it’s covered in eight straight wins. It’s a great opportunity to forego the moneyline and get them at a much more appealing -110.

Over/under: The 225 total seems fairly lofty considering the players each team is missing and how the offenses have been sputtering coming into Tuesday. Take the under at -110.

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