The Houston Rockets will visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night in what could be an NBA Finals Preview. The Rockets have more to play for than the Bucks since the Rockets are still within reach of the 2 seed in the West but they could also fall to 4 if they aren’t careful. The Bucks have a 4 game lead for 1st place in the East over the Raptors and 5 of their 8 games of the season are at home where they have gone 30-6 this season so I think it’ll be tough for them to blow that lead. The Rockets have won 8 of their last 10 and the Bucks have won 7 of their last 10 so both teams come in playing great ball.
These Rockets and Bucks played back on 1-9 and the Bucks won 116-109. That game was pretty well balanced except the third quarter when the Bucks came out and outscored the Rockets 38-23. The two stars in the matchup got theirs with Giannis scoring 27 and Harden scoring 42.
The Bucks come in as the top ranked offense in the NBA this season scoring 117.5 points per game. The Rockets come in not too far behind them averaging 113.1 points per game. We would need a 115-111 final score for this game to go over and I think we are definitely capable of getting a score like that with these two offenses meeting up tonight. Both the Rockets and Bucks have scored 111+ in 4 of their last 5 games. Each team has also allowed an opponent to score 125+ in their last 5 games. 59% of the public are betting the under in this game but I’m not sure what they are seeing.
This game will be aired on TNT and it will have a playoff feel to it tonight. If they play at the same pace as the first game and the Rockets don’t have a scoring drought in the 3rd quarter again, this game should go way over the current listed line of 225. With the offensive ability of both teams, this score total should be going up, on a Tuesday.
Rockets 122 Bucks 119