Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips
Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks Preview
7:00pm Tuesday, March 26 @ Fiserv Forum
As we enter the last fortnight of the NBA season, important games are few as we see superstars rest, effort level plummets and general interest in matches fall, however when the Bucks host the Rockets that will not be the case.
The visiting Rockets enter this game with more to lose. They are currently third in the Western Conference and with the NBA Playoffs approaching, a win could be vital for their season.
Houston Rockets Form
The Rockets enter this game in better form, winning eight of the last ten they played. James Harden is proving he is the best pure scorer in the league as nobody ever did things that he did this season.
Just recently he torched the Spurs with 61 points and the casual reaction that followed just proved we are getting used to it which is absurd. Many consider him to be the MVP which would be perfectly fine as it’s hard to distinguish who had the better season, Harden or Giannis.
That story line will probably play a significant role as both of them will probably erupt in an epic battle in order to lift their team to the victory.
The Rockets do have some injuries as well but none are serious and both Gordon and Green will be ready for the playoffs. Both are set to miss this game though so expect Chris Paul to have to carry a huge load as well.
Milwaukee Bucks Form
Last time these two played was back in January when the Bucks left Toyota Center as the victors behind a heroic Malcolm Brogdon performance as he had 24 points on 9-12 shooting. He also held Harden to 42 points on a rather lacklustre 13-30 shooting.
The Bucks are still great despite being plagued by injuries and that’s mostly due to the MVP to be Giannis Antetokounmpo, who isn’t slowing down even in this late stage where wins are not needed.
They sit comfortably in the first place in the league which might be crucial down the stretch. If they finish with the best record in the league they would be the home team in the finals if they reach it.
Rockets vs Bucks Betting Trends
- Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs Eastern Conference.
- Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Bucks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Rockets vs Bucks Prediction & Game Tip
Houston is in better form, but saying the Bucks are in bad form really is nitpicking. They are missing some key players and contributors which could limit them match-up wise significantly.
As far as who needs it more, it’s the Rockets who are pushing to secure the third spot in the West to allow themselves an easier road through the playoffs.
As this will be the last time these two teams meet this season, don’t expect Giannis to throw in the towel especially in a situation where he could showcase to the nation who the MVP really is.
A lot will depend on “The Greek Freak” and if he delivers, the Bucks could easily win this one. We like the Rockets in this situation, however, because with no Brogdon to contain Harden, it’s hard to see them stopping him.
Tip: Houston Rockets +4 (+110)