In the first back-to-back sequence of games for the Rockets in the young 2022-23 season, Houston has a tough matchup in Milwaukee on Saturday night. If you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, money line odds and over/under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet at BetMGM.
The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Central and can be seen via AT&T SportsNet Southwest (in Houston markets) or on NBA League Pass.
The Bucks are led by perennial All-Star forward and MVP frontrunner Giannis Antetokounmpo, and they will also be rested, at home, and without another game until next Wednesday.
Thus, expect Milwaukee to dial up the intensity versus Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., and the rest of a young Rockets group.
The Bucks are without Khris Middleton, who is expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season after offseason wrist surgery.
The lines, courtesy of BetMGM
Point spread: Bucks -12.5
Money line: Bucks -900 / Rockets +575
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Rockets at Bucks injury report:
Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate out (left ankle soreness), TyTy Washington out (left knee sprain)
Grizzlies: Khris Middleton out (left wrist ligament surgery), Joe Ingles out (left knee ACL surgery), Pat Connaughton out (right calf strain)
Advice and prediction
Veteran guard Eric Gordon often sat out the second half of back-to-back games last season, and the Rockets won only twice when he wasn’t able to play. After Gordon played over 35 minutes in Friday’s close home loss to Memphis, that could make Saturday a tough ask.
Prediction: Bucks 122, Rockets 108
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