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Milwaukee Bucks vs Houston Rockets – 01/22/16 Preview
The Milwaukee Bucks (19-25) will take on the Houston Rockets (22-22) on Friday night at Toyota Center in Houston. The Rockets are the odd favorites to win (line: -3). Here is the projected lineup:
The Bucks are coming strong into this game having won 3 straight victories and finally able to close in on the playoff picture. They defeated the Miami Heat 91-79 this past Wednesday with Khris Middleton recording 22 pts, 7 rebounds and 2 steals in 36 minutes of play. Greg Monroe posted 15 pts, 10 rebounds, 1 block and an assist making it his 8 double-double in the past 10 games. Star O.J. Mayo missed 3 games in a row due to a hamstring injury and remains with an unknown status for Friday. With Jason Kidd expecting to rejoin the team on Tuesday, the Bucks are 8-7 under interim head coach Joe Prunty.
The Rockets are coming back from 2 hard-fought and close losses. Most recently, they were defeated by the Detroit Pistons 123-114. Dwight Howard’s departure early in the first minute of the game due to a sprained left ankle is clearly the biggest lost. After undergoing an MRI on Thursday, Howard has been ruled out of Friday’s game. All Star James Harden got to work as usual on Wednesday to record his first triple double of the season with 33 points, 17 rebounds, 14 assists, 1 steal. Also questionable for Friday are Montrezl Harrel and guards Patrick Beverley & Jason Terry. This is the first matchup of the season between both teams with the Rockets sweeping the series last season.
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The Milwaukee Bucks (18-25) make the trip down to South Florida to take on the Miami Heat (23-18) at the American Airlines Arena on Tuesday. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site
The Bucks will come into Tuesday’s contest with a full two days of rest. They secured a trio of victories last week against Chicago, Atlanta and Charlotte, all teams with superior records. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Greg Monroe have stepped up their game for the Bucks as of late. The Greek Freak has four consecutive double-doubles and five straight contests with double-digit rebounds, Middleton has 20 points or more in six of his last seven games, and Monroe has posted five straight double-doubles, as well as double-digit scoring performances in nine out of the last 10 contests. Those 3 spearheaded the Bucks’ most recent win, a 105-92 victory over the Hornets on Saturday. Middleton paced the starters with 24 points, Monroe contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Antetokounmpo tallied 14 points and hauled in 11 boards.
The Heat are returning home, coming back from a miserable 2-4 road. Their injured list continues to pile up, as virtually every member of their roster is affected by some type of ailment. Miami’s 2 best point guards, Goran Dragic and Beno Udrih, are both on the shelf with calf and neck injuries, respectively. The pair are going to miss Tuesday’s tilt. Gerald Green is also dealing with injury. He will likely be questionable with knee tendinitis. Erik Spoelstra’s squad were blown out in their most recent outing, a forgettable 99-74 beating at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite suffering from a shoulder injury, Dwayne Wade led his team with 22 points, while Hassan Whiteside, also dealing with injury, had a second strong performance in a row. He put up 14 points and hauled in 10 boards.
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Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Author : Aldo Panessidi
The Atlanta Hawks (23-16) will be hosted by the Milwaukee Bucks (16-25) on Friday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Hawks have been inconsistent as of late, after losing back-to-back games against the Knicks last week, they had two decisive victories over the Bulls and 76ers. However, on Wednesday they lost to a struggling Hornets team 107-84. They head into Milwaukee after losing nine of their last 15 road games. One explanation for Atlanta’s spotty play is the health of the team. Thabo Sefolosha is a question-mark heading into Friday’s game after not playing on Wednesday. Jeff Teague did play on Wednesday but on a sprained left ankle. His play seemed to be hampered by the injury, as he only scored nine points (3-10 FG) in the loss. Friday will be the first matchup of the season between the two teams, with the Hawks controlling the series 3-1 last year.
The Bucks have lost four of their last six and have also show inconsistencies all season. One game after an impressive victory over Central Division rival Chicago Bulls, the Bucks were defeated by the mediocre Wizards 106-101. In their win over the Bulls, the Bucks committed a season-low five turnovers. In their loss to the Wizards, the Bucks committed a season-high 27 turnovers. Milwaukee will need to tighten up their ball security if they want to win on Friday against the Hawks. One way to do that is to get point guard Jerryd Bayless back out on the court, who has now missed four-straight games do to an ankle injury. O.J. Mayo was forced to leave Wednesday’s game with left hamstring soreness and it is unclear if he will be healthy enough to play on Friday. Milwaukee is 11-7 at home this season.
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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards
The Milwaukee Bucks (16-24) will be hosted by the Washington Wizards (17-19) on Wednesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
Milwaukee improved to 11-7 at home on Tuesday night with a win over visiting division rival Chicago, 106-101. Although currently sitting in a deep hole in last place in the Central Division, the Bucks have the opportunity to play spoiler heading into the midway point of the season, as evidenced by recent victories over the Mavericks and Pacers. All five Milwaukee starters posted double digits on Tuesday, with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the charge with 29 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 10-of-14 from the floor. Greg Monroe contributed his own double-double with 17 points and 12 boards in a game that saw the team make only 3 of 13 attempts from long range. Khris Middleton, who has been the team’s leading scorer all season with an average of 16.9 points per contest, was true to form with 16 points in this outing.
The Wizards return home after a two-game road trip that saw them log impressive wins against the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls. Their 114-100 Monday night victory over the Bulls was their ninth win away from home this season and was highlighted by seven Wizards players scoring in double digits. John Wall recorded another double-double with 17 points and 10 assists, while Ramon Sessions came off the bench with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Wall is putting up 9.6 assists in Washington’s 2015-16 campaign, second-best in the NBA behind Rajon Rondo. Drew Gooden had his own double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds as Washington prepares to contest seven of their next nine games at home where they are 8-11.
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Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks
The Chicago Bulls (22-14) will be hosted by the Milwaukee Bucks (15-24) at Bradley Center on Tuesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Bulls will be playing on the second half of a back-to-back, having endured a rare home loss Monday night versus the Wizards, 114-100. Derrick Rose led the way for Chicago with 23 points, and is now averaging a solid 18.4 points in the past four contests since his return from a three-game absence due to knee and hamstring soreness. Jimmy Butler continued his outstanding all-around play by pitching in 19 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals, while Pau Gasol posted a trademark 15-point, 10-rebound double-double. The defeat was a second straight for the Bulls, following a season-high six-game winning streak that included a 117-106 victory over the Bucks on January 5. Butler led the way in that contest with 32 points, but he and the Bulls may be hard-pressed to duplicate their offensive success Tuesday, considering they’ll be playing their fourth game in six nights.
The Bucks come in having lost three of their past four games, and firmly entrenched in last place in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division. They fell to the Knicks 100-88 on Sunday, despite an outstanding effort from Greg Monroe. The Bucks’ big man equaled a season high with 28 points, while adding 10 rebounds, two assists and a block. It was notably his third straight game with double-digit boards, and third double-double in the last five games. Khris Middleton (20 points) and Jabari Parker (14 points) made solid contributions as well in the loss. Milwaukee continues to be plagued by the inconsistencies of two of their most potential-laden younger players in Michael Carter-Williams and Giannis Antetokounmpo, and remain ranked in the lower half of the league in points surrendered (103.6), points scored (97.6) and point differential (-6.0).
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Chicago Bulls versus Milwaukee Bucks NBA Fantasy League Preview 1-12-2016
The Milwaukee Bucks are home to meet the Chicago Bulls. NBA real money fantasy GM’s can tune to NBA TV on Tuesday January 12th to follow the results of their one day league roster picks.
The Bulls are going to be on a back to back in this spot as the team was hosting the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Chicago has been playing good basketball of late as the team had won six of their past seven games as they entered play on Monday. The loss was an ugly one as the team committed 22 turnovers and played poor defense in a 120-105 road defeat at Atlanta on Saturday. The coaching change during the offseason has resulted in more scoring for the Bulls as they are 10th in points scored and fifth best from the three point line.
Milwaukee will be the rested team after losing to the New York Knicks on Sunday 100-88. The team has dropped three of four games and allowing an average of 113 points in those three games. The Bucks rank in the lower third of the league in all three key defensive categories.
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Center Greg Monroe has been a very productive player for the Bucks this season. He is averaging 15.6 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Monroe is coming off a very good game against a tired New York Knicks team as he scored 28 points and ten rebounds. New York was on a back to back in that spot.
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Milwaukee Bucks C
Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler has been very productive this season. He is averaging 22 points with five rebounds on the season. Butler provides fantasy points in more than just scoring because he dishes assists and rebounds the basketball.
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Chicago Bulls SG
New Orleans Pelicans versus LA Lakers NBA Real Money Fantasy League Preview 1-12-2016
The LA Lakers are home to meet the New Orleans Pelicans. NBA fantasy league draft managers can tune to NBA TV on Tuesday January 12th at 10:30PM Eastern Time to follow the scoring results of their roster selections.
The Pelicans were a playoff team last year but has been a disappointment thus far at 11-25. The team is defending poorly this season. New Orleans is giving up 106 points per game ranking 28th in the league. Teams shoot 37.7% from three on New Orleans which is 27th in the NBA. New Orleans will operate offensively against a bad defensive team in the LA Lakers.
The LA Lakers will host the Pelicans with a record of 8-31 season to date. LA is 27th in scoring and field goal defense by giving up 105.9 points along with 46.3% shooting to their opponents. The offensive numbers have been brutal for the Lakers. They are 30th and last in the NBA in shooting (41.3%) and are 29th and second to last from the three point line (31.5%).
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With Anthony Davis questionable with a back problem take Ryan Anderson for your one day league NBA fantasy rosters. He is a three point specialist who converts on 36.7% from three point distance. The Lakers are atrocious defensively guarding the three so he should get some great looks at the basket. He played 42 minutes on Sunday at the LA Clippers and contributed with 16 points and ten rebounds. Two games back against Indiana, Anderson had 21 points along with six boards.
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New Orleans Pelicans PF
The game figures to be wide open so expect shooting guard Tyreke Evans to thrive against a bad Lakers defense. He is coming off 26 points against the Clippers and 27 points against the Pacers.
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New Orleans Pelicans SG
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Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks
The Dallas mavericks (21-15) will be hosted by the Milwaukee Bucks (14-23) at the Harris Bradley Center on Friday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Mavericks will head to Milwaukee looking for their third-straight win after defeating their division-rival New Orleans Pelicans 100-91 on Wednesday night. It was an impressive win for the Mavs following a double overtime victory over the Kings the night before. As a result of the double-overtime win, Dallas choose to rest four of their five starters and had only 10 players available for the game. Raymond felt led the team in scoring with 22 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six assists, and a steal in 36 minutes. Chandler Parsons, who was questionable with a hip contusion, contributed 21 points (9-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, and six assists in 31 minutes. All the starters should return to the court after their night off on Wednesday, including former Buck and All-Star candidate Zaza Pachulia. The Mavericks have won six straight over the Buck dating back to 2011.
The Bucks return home after swinging by Chicago on Tuesday for a game against the Bulls in which they were defeated 117-106. The Bucks only played nine players on Tuesday. Khris Middleton led the group with 26 points (10-21 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, four rebounds, and a steal in 38 minutes. Michael Carter-Williams added 20 points (9-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 37 minutes. Jerryd Bayless missed the game after coming back from an 11-game absence on Monday. His status heading into Friday is still unknown. The Bucks have allowed 114.4 points per game in their past five games and are endanger of dropping their third straight.
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Bucks versus Bulls
The Milwaukee Bucks (14-22) will be hosted by the Chicago Bulls (20-12) at the United Center in Chicago on Tuesday evening. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com
The Bucks lost big time on Monday night when they played the Spurs. Khris Middleton led the squad in scoring with 19 points, but it wasn’t enough for to beat second place team in the Western Conference. This will be their second night of a back-to-back series. The Bucks will look to bounce back from this loss, but will do so away from home, and likely without starting point guard Jerryd Bayless, who re-injured his ankle on Monday during their game. It is likely that Michael Carter-Williams would start in his place in the event that he is not able to return to action.
The Bulls are coming off of a close win against the Raptors, in which star shooting guard Jimmy Butler broke Michael Jordan’s record for most points in a half, with 40 points. He ended the game with a total of 42, and his caliber of play was much of the reason the Bulls were able to pull out the win. An MRI on starting point guard Derrick Rose’s sore knee came back clean, and he is now listed as day-to-day, while Joakim Noah is still out with a shoulder injury. If Rose doesn’t play, it’s likely that Kirk Heinrich will continue to start in his place.
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The San Antonio Spurs (29-6) will face the Milwaukee Bucks (14-21) in the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com
The San Antonio Spurs look to remain red hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.6 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.8 points and 2.8 assists while Tony Parker is averaging 12.4 points and 5.2 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Manu Ginobili is dishing 3.5 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 13 of their last 20 road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks hope for a ice win after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 97.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 16.2 points and 3.7 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Jerryd Bayless is dishing 3.7 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last seven home games. Damien Inglis is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 40-18 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Milwaukee and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Bucks are good enough defensively with their length to give the Spurs an issue. The Bucks have also been fairly consistent lately on their home court.
Expected Starting Lineups (not confirmed):
San Antonio Spurs
PG: Ray MacCallum
SG: Danny Green
SF: Kawhi Leonard
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge
C: Tim Duncan
PG: Michael Carter-Williams
SG: Khris Middleton
SF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF: Jabari Parker
C: Greg Monroe