Bucks vs Rockets OVER 187.5
As an over/under line suggests this should be relatively low-scoring game with both teams staying under 100 points. Considering firepower that the Bucks have, for us its somehow hard to believe that the team that has beaten today`s over/under line in 6 of last 8 games will suddenly fail to do so.
The Bucks have had 3 good games in a row, losing to the Spurs in away game only “thanks” to Michael Finley`s two huge 3-pointers and freethrows in the waning and easily beating the Hawks and the Bobcats. Problem for the Bucks is again missing T.J. Ford due to back spasm, but once again his reserv Maurice Williams has stepped up big and played 2 good games, so scoringwise not having 100% Ford (he is day-to-day and is expected to play today anyway) won`t hurt that much. The Bucks have averaged 97.3 points in this season and let their opponents to score close to 100 points, so from Milwaukee`s point of view it takes at least 10 points cut to stay under tonights line.
The Rockets are struggling, which is expected as they have so many injuries, that you can put a solid play-off team together only from players Houston constantly is missing. The good news are that Tracy McGrady finally has returned to score 35 points in Friday's double-overtime win at Chicago that ended the Rockets seven-game losing streak and he was even better against the Pistons last night making scoring 43 points and becoming the first player this season to score at least 40 points against the Pistons. With 90 points against the Bulls and 97 points against the Pistons (2 teams that are considered much better defenders than the Bucks) the Rockets and T-Mac will try to keep their offence flowing and will probably find no difficulties to go close to 100 poinst again.
The Bucks can win this game by filling the Rockets basket, The Rockets can win this game by staying with the Bucks in scoring as they dont have many (healthy) weapons to match the Milwaukee`s scorers. We see this game going close to 200 points in total and take the OVER with medium+ stakes.
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