Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 7, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:31 PM

The Houston Rockets (16-50) are heavy, 16.5-point underdogs as they look to turn around a three-game losing streak when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks (42-24) on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Fiserv Forum. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on SportsNet SW. The matchup has an over/under of 230.5.

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Bucks vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -16.5 -115 -105 230.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Milwaukee's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Friday's matchup total (230.5 points) in 40 out of 66 opportunities (60.6% of matchups).
  • In 23 out of Houston's 66 games this year (34.8%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Friday's matchup.
  • The Bucks average 119.6 points per game against the Rockets' 107.8, totaling 3.1 points under the matchup's over/under of 230.5.
  • These two teams give up a combined 229.1 points per game, 1.4 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Bucks games is 233 points, 2.5 more than the over/under of 230.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 7.0 points more than the average over/under in Rockets' games this season (223.5 points).

Bucks Betting Data

  • Milwaukee has a losing 27-39 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bucks are 2-2 against the spread when playing as at least a 16.5-point favorite.
  • Milwaukee has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 40 of 66 games (60.6%).

Bucks Key Players

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring (28.4 points per game) and rebounding (11.1 rebounds per game).
  • The team is led in assists by Jrue Holiday's 5.9 per game.
  • Khris Middleton knocks down 2.3 threes per game to lead the Bucks.
  • Holiday leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Brook Lopez collects 1.5 blocks an outing to pace Milwaukee.

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Bucks Last 10 Games

Bucks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bucks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/5/2021 Wizards 135-134 MIL Yes Home -3.5 265.5 -275 230 Regular Season No Over
5/4/2021 Nets 124-118 MIL Yes Home -4.5 237.5 -250 200 Regular Season Yes Over
5/2/2021 Nets 117-114 MIL Yes Home -1.5 235.5 -145 120 Regular Season Yes Under
4/30/2021 Bulls 108-98 MIL Yes Away -12.5 197.5 -2500 1150 Regular Season No Over
4/29/2021 Rockets 143-136 HOU Yes Away -8.5 254.5 -700 500 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 3-7 7-3-0 238.2 122.1 116.1 +3.6 39.6%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks: P.J. Tucker: Day To Day (Jaw)

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Houston has a losing record against the spread, going 22-38 ATS (covering just 36.7% of the time).
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this season -- 28 of 60 (46.7%).

Rockets Key Players

  • The Rockets' leader in scoring and rebounding is Christian Wood with 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
  • Houston's assist leader is John Wall with 6.9 per game. He also averages 20.6 points per game and grabs 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Eric Gordon is the top scorer from distance for the Rockets, hitting 2.6 threes per game.
  • Houston's leader in steals is Jae'Sean Tate with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is Wood with 1.2 per game.

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Rockets Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Rockets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/5/2021 76ers 135-115 PHI No Home +17.5 248.5 2800 -10000 Regular Season No Over
5/2/2021 Knicks 122-97 NY No Home +14.5 217.5 900 -1600 Regular Season No Over
5/1/2021 Warriors 113-87 GS No Home +21.5 211.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Under
4/29/2021 Bucks 143-136 HOU No Home +8.5 254.5 500 -700 Regular Season Yes Over
4/27/2021 Timberwolves 114-107 MIN No Home +4.5 218.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
2-8 4-6 5-5-0 225.6 106.3 119.3 -1.7 39%

Rockets Injuries

Rockets: Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Ankle), Christian Wood: Day To Day (Ankle), David Nwaba: Out (Wrist), Dante Exum: Out (Calf), Eric Gordon: Out (Groin), Kelly Olynyk: Day To Day (Ankle), Avery Bradley: Out (Personal), Sterling Brown: Out (Knee), D.J. Augustin: Day To Day (Ankle), John Wall: Out For Season (Hamstring), Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Ankle), Jae'Sean Tate: Day To Day (Health protocols), D.J. Wilson: Out (Health protocols)

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