The 2019-20 season of the NBA has some fascinating contests in its initial phase itself. The clash between Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets on October 25 would be a rather interesting one. The two teams do not share a rich rivalry as some of the other fancied ones but are certain to produce a cracker of a contest.
Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets have clashed in 127 games in the regular NBA season where the Bucks have won 69 matches while the Rockets have won 58. The two teams faced-off twice in the 2018-19 Season and the Bucks won both those contests. Furthermore, the Bucks have won all of their last 5 contests while the Rockets have had a mixed bag in the same period – winning 3 and losing 2. Hence, it can be said that the Bucks will have a slight edge over the Rockets in their 2019-20 showdown.
Interestingly, though, it must not be forgotten that the Milwaukee Bucks were the surprise performers of the 2018-19 NBA season and were one of the best teams. Literally out of nowhere they went on to become the only team to reach the 60-win plateau (60-22). They even entered the Eastern Conference Finals but were defeated in 6 games by the Toronto Raptors, the current NBA champions.
The Milwaukee Bucks lost a few key players after the last season – Malcolm Brogdon, Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic and Tony Snell. However, they have made some noticeable additions to their lineup this year by getting star shooters like Kyle Korver, Dragan Bender and Wesley Matthews which will give them more depth.
The one man to watch out for the Rockets this season would undoubtedly be Khris Middleton, the best player in the team by some distance. MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo would of course be the other star performer that the Rockets would have to beware of.
Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets would be hoping for a better performance than last season where they started really slow. The Rockets have got a major boost this season after acquiring Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The multi-dimensional talent will bring a lot of depth to the team. Along with superstar performer James Harden, the two can certainly be a formidable pair for the Rockets this season and can help challenge the Bucks.
Eric Gordon, Clint Capela and P.J. Tucker will have to play a crucial role too of the Rockets hope to push the Bucks.
Match Betting Tips – Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks:
The encounter between Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets is certainly going to be a star-studded one with players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Russell Westbrook featuring in the game. The teams have always had some had some intense and close showdowns in the past and with such great players in the lineups, one can expect another cracker of a contest.
While the Houston Rockets certainly have a very good team on paper, the Milwaukee Bucks appear to have more bases covered, have continuity in their roster and are in terrific current form. Milwaukee has the ability to counter Houston in three-point shooting and pace. The Bucks are much better defensively than the Rockets (the addition of Robin Lopez only strengthens that department) and will be especially confident at home. Clearly, the Milwaukee Bucks should emerge as the winners of this contest.
The combined score in this match should be in the range of 225-227.