Milwaukee Bucks Vs Houston Rockets Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Houston Rockets Prediction

The Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 07:00 PM ET at the Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

  • Game: Milwaukee Bucks (19-13) vs. Houston Rockets (10-21)
  • Date: Sunday, December 17th, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee)

Match Prediction Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks should be able to control the pace and impose their physicality on the Rockets, even without Giannis. Expect a comfortable win for the home team.

  • Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks 115, Houston Rockets 102

Head to Head

  • Points per game: Bucks (118.2), Rockets (108.5)
  • Rebounds per game: Bucks (46.8), Rockets (43.2)
  • Assists per game: Bucks (27.1), Rockets (23.4)
  • Field goal percentage: Bucks (45.7%), Rockets (42.8%)
  • Three-point percentage: Bucks (37.0%), Rockets (34.1%)

Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks Preview

This matchup looks heavily in favor of the Bucks despite missing their two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bobby Portis. Here’s why:

  • Bucks’ offensive firepower: Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday are more than capable of carrying the scoring load. They’ve been averaging 23.2 and 21.1 points per game, respectively.
  • Rockets’ missing key players: Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. are significant absences for the Rockets’ offense. Eric Gordon, their leading scorer, will have a tougher time finding his rhythm without them.
  • Bucks’ home-court advantage: Fiserv Forum is always a tough place for opponents to play, and the Bucks are 12-5 at home this season.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Bucks -540, Rockets +380
  • Spread: Bucks -9.5 (-105), Rockets +9.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under: 224.5 points (O: -110, U: -110)


  • Bucks: Bobby Portis (doubtful – health and safety protocols), Giannis Antetokounmpo (out – health and safety protocols)
  • Rockets: Jalen Green (out – hamstring), Kevin Porter Jr. (out – thigh), Christian Wood (questionable – knee)

FAQs for Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks

Why are the Bucks called the Bucks?

Records show that R.D. Trebilcox of Whitefish Bay, Wis., was one of 45 people who suggested the name ‘Bucks. ‘ He sawbucks (male deer) as being spirited, good jumpers, fast and agile.

What are the Bucks known for?

Milwaukee Bucks, an American professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Bucks have won three conference championships (1971, 1974, and 2021) and two NBA titles (1971 and 2021).

How many championships do the Bucks have?

The Bucks have won two league championships (1971, 2021), three conference titles (Western: 1971, 1974, Eastern: 2021), and 18 division titles (1971–1974, 1976, 1980–1986, 2001, 2019–2023).

Who is the captain of the Milwaukee Bucks?

Giannis Antetokounmpo Named Team Captain And Starter For 2023 NBA All-Star Game. Bucks forward to make seventh consecutive All-Star Game start, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most All-Star selections in franchise history. Antetokounmpo was selected as captain for third time.

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While the Bucks are the clear favorites on paper, the Rockets have shown flashes of potential throughout the season. If they can limit turnovers, play with hustle, and get hot from three-point range, they could keep it close. However, the Bucks’ superior firepower and experience are likely to prevail in the end.

Forecast: Bucks win by 8-12 points.

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