Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Overall (29-11)
ATS (23-15-2)
O/U (20-18-2)
January 09 2019
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Houston Rockets Rockets Overall (23-17)
ATS (20-19-1)
O/U (22-18)
Final
Money Line Total: 229 Spread ATS
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523 Milwaukee Bucks -125 Over -110 (-2) -110 Cover: 5
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524 Houston Rockets +105 Under -110 (+2) -110 UNDER: 225
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Final
Money Line Total:
229
Spread ATS
MIL 523 -125 Over: -110 (-2) -110 Cover: 5
HOU 524 +105 Under: -110 (+2) -110 UNDER: 225
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/10/2019
7:09 PM
MIL
-125
HOU
+105
MIL(-2)
-110
HOU
-110
229
-110
229
-110
1/10/2019
6:15 PM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
1/9/2019
3:15 PM
MIL
-125
HOU
+105
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
1/9/2019
12:45 PM
MIL
-125
HOU
+105
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
1/9/2019
11:03 AM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
MIL(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
1/9/2019
10:03 AM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
MIL(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
226
-110
226
-110
1/9/2019
9:24 AM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
226
-110
226
-110
1/9/2019
8:21 AM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
1/9/2019
9:30 PM
MIL
HOU
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
1/9/2019
7:24 PM
MIL
HOU
MIL(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/10/2019
7:09 PM
MIL
-125
HOU
+105
1/10/2019
6:15 PM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
1/9/2019
3:15 PM
MIL
-125
HOU
+105
1/9/2019
12:45 PM
MIL
-125
HOU
+105
1/9/2019
11:03 AM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
1/9/2019
10:03 AM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
1/9/2019
9:24 AM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
1/9/2019
8:21 AM
MIL
-120
HOU
EVEN
1/9/2019
9:30 PM
MIL
HOU
1/9/2019
7:24 PM
MIL
HOU
Spread
Spread
1/10/2019
7:09 PM
MIL(-2)
-110
HOU
-110
1/10/2019
6:15 PM
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
3:15 PM
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
12:45 PM
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
11:03 AM
MIL(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
10:03 AM
MIL(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
9:24 AM
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
8:21 AM
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
9:30 PM
MIL(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
7:24 PM
MIL(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
Total
Total
1/10/2019
7:09 PM
229
-110
229
-110
1/10/2019
6:15 PM
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
1/9/2019
3:15 PM
228.5
-110
228.5
-110
1/9/2019
12:45 PM
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
1/9/2019
11:03 AM
227.5
-110
227.5
-110
1/9/2019
10:03 AM
226
-110
226
-110
1/9/2019
9:24 AM
226
-110
226
-110
1/9/2019
8:21 AM
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
1/9/2019
9:30 PM
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
1/9/2019
7:24 PM
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
Recap

HOUSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn't going to join in on the debate about whether he should be an early favorite for MVP after he led the Milwaukee Bucks to a victory over the Houston Rockets and last year's MVP James Harden on Wednesday night.

The rising young star was just happy his team was leaving Houston with a win.

"All I care about is winning," Antetokounmpo said. "I know by winning and doing whatever it takes to help your teammates and leaving everything out on the floor everything will take care of itself, the titles and all that."

Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and grabbed a season-high 21 rebounds to help the Bucks withstand a 42-point performance from Harden in a 116-109 win.

In this matchup of early front-runners for MVP, Harden and his teammates were done in by a shooting slump late in the third quarter that spilled into the fourth and left them down by 15 points.

"We just got stagnant and defensively I think we allowed 38 points in that quarter — way too many — especially at home and so there you go," Harden said. "We couldn't get out in transition. We couldn't get to where we want to go because we couldn't get any stops."

Milwaukee held a 13-point lead with about five minutes left before Houston used an 8-0 run, started by two 3-pointers from Harden, to cut the lead to 107-102. The Bucks got a layup from Eric Bledsoe before Harden scored the next four points to get Houston within 109-106 with 2 1/2 minutes left.

Antetokounmpo made one of two free throws to push Milwaukee's lead to four points with about 90 seconds left. Harden missed his third straight 3-pointer before Antetokounmpo added a layup on the other end to make it 112-106 with 40 seconds remaining.

Harden missed another 3 seconds later and the Bucks added four free throws down the stretch to secure the their seventh victory in eight games.

It was Harden's sixth 40-point outing in the last eight games and he has scored 30 or more points in 14 straight games, which is the longest streak since Tracy McGrady did it in 2003. He shot 6 of 16 on 3-pointers to give him at least five in the last 11 games.

Houston center Clint Capela struggled, making just 4 of 16 shots a game after scoring a career-high 31 points in a win over the Nuggets on Monday. He finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Coach Mike D'Antoni credited Milwaukee's big defensive duo of Brook Lopez and Antetokounmpo for making things tough on Capela.

"They're imposing at the rim," D'Antoni said. "They did a good job and it costs us some turnovers, and we just weren't real sharp and we tried to force some things up underneath the basket."

The Bucks scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to stretch a run they started in the third quarter to 15-0 and make it 98-83 with about 10 minutes left.

The Rockets got their first field goal since the 4:32 mark of the third quarter when P.J. Tucker made a 3-pointer a few seconds after that.

Houston led by 6 at halftime after 23 points by Harden, but the Bucks opened the third quarter with an 11-3 run to take a 65-63 lead with about 9 1/2 minutes left in the quarter. Milwaukee got four points from Malcolm Brogdon and three from Antetokounmpo in that stretch.

The Rockets got five quick points from Gerald Green to start a 7-0 run later in the third that put them up 75-70.

The Bucks were down by 7 later in the quarter before using a 17-1 spurt to end the quarter and take a 92-83 lead into the fourth. That run included a 9-0 run in the last 1:19 of the quarter highlighted by a tip-in at the buzzer by Antetokounmpo.

TIP-INS

Bucks: D.J. Wilson missed his second straight game with a bruised hip. ... Brogdon finished with 24 points. ... Khris Middleton added 15 points.

Rockets: Chris Paul missed his ninth game in a row with a strained left hamstring. ... Eric Gordon missed his fifth straight game with a bruised right knee. ... Houston shot 18 of 48 on 3-pointers.

BOUNCE PASS?

A weird play came in the third quarter when Antetokounmpo threw a pass across the lane and it bounced off Harden's face and back at Antetokounmpo , who dished it to Ersan Ilyasova for a 3. Harden fell slowly to the court after he was hit but got up quickly and seemed to be OK.

Antetokounmpo felt bad that he hit Harden in the face and said he apologized.

"It was crazy because it was so hard for the ball to be able to bounce from one side of the floor to the other side of the floor that's how you know how hard the pass was," he said. "It was an accident, but I'm so happy it bounced back to me."

Harden said he never saw it coming.

"I didn't even know what happened," Harden said. "I think the ball somehow came back into his hands ... wish I would have seen it."

UP NEXT

Bucks: Visit Washington on Friday night.

Rockets: Host Cavaliers on Friday night.

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Matchup
Bucks Overall
W/L 29-11
ATS 23-15-2
Pts For 117.5
Pts Against 108.0
Total 20-18-2
Bucks Away
W/L 10-7
ATS 8-8-1
Pts For 113.5
Pts Against 109.6
Total 7-10
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-9
7:00 PM
at Rockets W 116-109 W (-2) U (229)
1-7
7:00 PM
Jazz W 114-102 W (-5.5) U (222.5)
1-5
7:30 PM
Raptors L 123-116 L (-5.5) O (226.5)
1-4
7:30 PM
Hawks W 144-112 W (-13.5) O (230)
1-1
7:00 PM
Pistons W 121-98 W (-10) T (219)
12-29
4:00 PM
Nets W 129-115 W (-11) O (222.5)
12-27
7:00 PM
Knicks W 112-96 W (-14) U (227.5)
12-25
11:00 AM
at Knicks W 109-95 W (-9.5) U (226)
12-22
7:00 PM
at Heat L 94-87 L (-2) U (215)
12-21
7:00 PM
at Celtics W 120-107 W (-1) O (223)
Avg. Points For 116.8
Avg. Points Against 105.1
ATS 8-2
Over/Under 4-5-1
Rockets Overall
W/L 23-17
ATS 20-19-1
Pts For 110.6
Pts Against 109.3
Total 22-18
Rockets Home
W/L 14-6
ATS 12-7-1
Pts For 113.9
Pts Against 110.5
Total 13-7
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-9
7:00 PM
Bucks L 116-109 L (2) U (229)
1-7
7:00 PM
Nuggets W 125-113 W (-1) O (216)
1-5
9:00 PM
at Trail Blazers L 110-101 L (2) U (218.5)
1-3
9:30 PM
at Warriors W 135-134 W (8.5) O (226.5)
12-31
6:00 PM
Grizzlies W 113-101 W (-4) O (200.5)
12-29
6:00 PM
at Pelicans W 108-104 W (-3) U (228.5)
12-27
7:00 PM
Celtics W 127-113 W (3) O (214.5)
12-25
2:00 PM
Thunder W 113-109 W (1) O (221.5)
12-22
7:00 PM
Spurs W 108-101 W (-5) U (217.5)
12-20
7:00 PM
at Heat L 101-99 L (-3) U (211)
Avg. Points For 113.8
Avg. Points Against 110.2
ATS 7-3
Over/Under 5-5
Scoring
Bucks
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Giannis Antetokounmpo (F) 36:328-16 50%0-1 0%11-14 78.6%421510321427
Malcolm Brogdon (G) 35:559-12 75%0-1 0%6-6 100%05310332024
Khris Middleton (F) 34:335-14 35.7%2-5 40%3-4 75%0343003-315
Sterling Brown (G) 21:165-12 41.7%3-8 37.5%0-0 0%1341002-213
Eric Bledsoe (G) 28:055-11 45.5%0-3 0%0-0 0%1452145710
Ersan Ilyasova (F) 16:394-8 50%2-2 100%0-0 0%2700014010
Brook Lopez (C) 33:273-7 42.9%1-4 25%0-0 0%031242567
George Hill (G) 23:473-7 42.9%0-2 0%0-0 0%1231001-26
Tony Snell (G) 6:562-3 66.7%0-1 0%0-0 0%0010000-34
Thon Maker (C-F) 2:500-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%1100000-20
Pat Connaughton (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Donte DiVincenzo (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Trevon Duval (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jaylen Morris (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jason Smith (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
D.J. Wilson (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Christian Wood (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Rockets
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
James Harden (G) 40:5413-30 43.3%6-16 37.5%10-11 90.9%11162194242
Clint Capela (C) 35:034-16 25%0-0 0%10-12 83.3%71310232-218
Gerald Green (G-F) 32:515-13 38.5%3-10 30%3-3 100%1211021116
Austin Rivers (G) 39:164-8 50%3-7 42.9%2-2 100%1420115-1513
PJ Tucker (F) 43:262-9 22.2%2-7 28.6%2-4 50%3871124-128
Danuel House Jr. (F) 25:071-5 20%1-4 25%0-0 0%1510212-133
James Ennis III (F) 10:491-1 100%1-1 100%0-0 0%010000013
Brandon Knight (G) 7:061-2 50%1-2 50%0-0 0%0100000-93
Gary Clark (F) 5:281-1 100%1-1 100%0-0 0%0110000123
Carmelo Anthony (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marquese Chriss (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Vincent Edwards (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Eric Gordon (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isaiah Hartenstein (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Nene (C-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Chris Paul (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/9/2019
5:39 PM
MIL
HOU
MIL(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
111.5
-110
111.5
-110
1/9/2019
3:15 PM
MIL
HOU
MIL(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
111
-110
111
-110
1/9/2019
11:03 AM
MIL
HOU
MIL(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
1/9/2019
8:30 AM
MIL
HOU
MIL(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
109.5
-110
109.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/9/2019
5:39 PM
MIL
HOU
1/9/2019
3:15 PM
MIL
HOU
1/9/2019
11:03 AM
MIL
HOU
1/9/2019
8:30 AM
MIL
HOU
Spread
Spread
1/9/2019
5:39 PM
MIL(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
3:15 PM
MIL(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
11:03 AM
MIL(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/9/2019
8:30 AM
MIL(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
Total
Total
1/9/2019
5:39 PM
111.5
-110
111.5
-110
1/9/2019
3:15 PM
111
-110
111
-110
1/9/2019
11:03 AM
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
1/9/2019
8:30 AM
109.5
-110
109.5
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/10/2019
8:27 PM
MIL
HOU
MIL(-3.5)
-110
HOU
-110
117.5
-110
117.5
-110
1/10/2019
8:15 PM
MIL
HOU
MIL(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
117.5
-110
117.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/10/2019
8:27 PM
MIL
HOU
1/10/2019
8:15 PM
MIL
HOU
Spread
Spread
1/10/2019
8:27 PM
MIL(-3.5)
-110
HOU
-110
1/10/2019
8:15 PM
MIL(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
Total
Total
1/10/2019
8:27 PM
117.5
-110
117.5
-110
1/10/2019
8:15 PM
117.5
-110
117.5
-110
Props
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2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 117.5 -110 -110