Bucks vs Rockets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, October 22

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The Milwaukee Bucks (1-0) and the Houston Rockets (1-1) take the floor at Fiserv Forum in a matchup on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET on ATSW. The Bucks are big 13-point favorites in the game. A 227-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -899 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +596 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227 points.

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Bucks vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ATSW
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Arena: Fiserv Forum

Bucks vs. Rockets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Bucks were 39-43-0 last season. Milwaukee finished 45-21 in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 68.2% of those games). Last year, 43 of the Bucks’ 82 games hit the over.

The Rockets’ record against the spread last year was 35-45-2. Houston was underdogs 75 times last season and won 14, or 18.7%, of those games. In 82 Rockets games last year, 46 of them hit the over.

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Giannis Antetokounmpo 67 29.9 11.6 5.8 1.1 1.4 1.1
Khris Middleton 66 20.1 5.4 5.4 1.2 0.3 2.5
Jrue Holiday 66 18.6 4.6 6.9 1.6 0.4 2
Bobby Portis 72 14.6 9.1 1.2 0.7 0.7 1.8
Brook Lopez 13 12.4 4.2 0.5 0.5 1.2 1.5


Kevin Porter Jr. 61 15.6 4.4 6.1 1.1 0.4 2.5
Eric Gordon 57 13.4 2 2.7 0.5 0.3 2.2
Jae’Sean Tate 78 11.8 5.4 2.9 0.9 0.5 0.8
Garrison Mathews 65 10 2.9 1 0.9 0.4 2.1
Jalen Green 67 9.5 1.6 1.3 0.3 0.2 1.3
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Bucks vs. Rockets Injury Report

Bucks: Pat Connaughton: Out (Calf), Khris Middleton: Out (Wrist), Joe Ingles: Out (Acl)

Rockets: Daishen Nix: Probable (Back), TyTy Washington Jr.: Out (Knee), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Last season, Milwaukee was third-best in the NBA offensively (115.5 points scored per game) and ranked 18th on defense (112.1 points conceded). The Bucks put up 115.3 points per game at home. Away from home, they fared better offensively, averaging 115.7 points per contest.

Last year, Milwaukee was fourth-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (14.1 per game), and fifth-best in 3-point percentage (36.6%). The Bucks attempted 57.0% of their shots from inside the arc, and 43.0% from beyond it last season. In terms of makes, 66.4% of the Bucks’ buckets were 2-pointers, and 33.6% were 3-pointers.

What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston was ranked 19th in the league offensively last year with 109.7 points per game, while defensively it was worst (118.2 points allowed per game). In 2021-22, the Rockets averaged 4.4 more points per game at home (111.9) than on the road (107.5).

Houston ranked seventh in the NBA with 13.5 three-pointers per game last year. Meanwhile, it ranked 20th with a 34.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Rockets attempted 47.7 two-pointers per game last season, which accounted for 55.3% of the shots they took (and 65.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they attempted 38.6 treys per contest, which were 44.7% of their shots (and 34.2% of the team’s buckets).

Bucks vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Bucks, and we predict that Bucks will cover the spread (Bucks -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227 points.

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How to bet Bucks vs. Rockets

You can bet on Bucks vs. Rockets at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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