Chicago Bulls Travels to Milwaukee to Face the Bucks
If there was a must-watch game for the week in the NBA, it’s this one. The Milwaukee Bucks head out to Chicago to face DeMar DeRozan and the Bulls. Chicago remains the No.2 team in the Eastern Conference, but the Bucks are on their way. Milwaukee recently got a huge win over the Charlotte Hornets. Giannis Antetokounmpo will look to add Chicago to the list of wins.
The Chicago Bulls won’t go down without a fight and they have a distinct advantage here. They’re relatively healthy for the most part and that will play a huge role in today’s game. With DeMar DeRozan prepping the team to host the Bucks, they have Nikola Vucevic back in action. In a potential preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, who should you take at the sportsbook?
Can The Chicago Bulls Out-Pace Milwaukee Bucks Offense?
The Bucks have a huge game against the Heat leading up to this game. Miami has the top spot in the Eastern Conference and Milwaukee looks to deal a blow to Jimmy Butler and Miami. Nearly immediately after that, they have to head to Chicago and prepare to face the Bulls. The good news for the Bucks is they’ll be leaving from Milwaukee, so the travel isn’t too intensive.
The Chicago Bulls will need to play much better defense if they want a chance at beating Milwaukee. The entire season, their defense has been a weak point, allowing 110.43 points per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the best offenses in the NBA, averaging 113.33 points per game. Needless to say, this game could get out of control if Chicago doesn’t stop the Bucks.
The last time these two played was in late January, and the Bucks won 94-90. However, it’s important to note the Bucks came in as 11.5-point favorites in that game. Considering they didn’t cover the spread, the Bulls might be the better pick here. Over their last ten games though, the Chicago Bulls have gone 1-9 against Milwaukee and 4-6 against the spread.
This season, the Bulls are 21-9 when playing at home and the Bucks are dealing with injuries. The Bulls will likely be favored in this game, but the spread should be within five points. It’s a risky bet, but we think the Bulls can cover at home against the spread. They have the offense to keep up with Milwaukee, the defense is our biggest question. Now, let’s take a look at the total.
When betting on the total, remember these teams have gone under the total seven times in their last ten meetings. Overall, the Chicago Bulls are 32-28-2 against the total this year. Depending on how high the total is, the under could be the better bet. However, if it’s set to somewhere around 220.5, we’d suggest taking the over.
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- All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.