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NBA Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 12/11/2023

The Chicago Bulls (9-14) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (15-7) on Monday, December 11th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Fiserv Forum and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Bulls vs Bucks

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Bulls took down the Spurs by a score of 121-112. The Bulls picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 63-52.

Coming into today’s game against the Bucks, the Bulls are 9-14 overall this season. In their 23 games, the Bulls are 6-9 against Eastern Conference opponents and 3-5 against non-conference teams.

Against the spread, the Bulls have covered in four straight games and have an overall ATS record of 10-13. The Bulls have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 4-6 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 37 for Milwaukee against the Pacers which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 44.8%. While Damian Lillard was 2nd on the team with 24 points, Milwaukee fell short in the game with a final score of 128-119.

When playing against other Eastern Conference teams, the Bucks have gone 13-7 and are 2-0 in non-conference games. Overall, the Bucks are 15-7 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Milwaukee comes in with an overall ATS record of 9-13 so far this season. On the road, the Bucks have an ATS record of 5-5, as opposed to a 4-8 record against the spread when playing at home.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

Through 23 games the Bulls are averaging 108.4 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.9 made 3’s per game. If Chicago continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 29th in the league in possessions per game.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Milwaukee is averaging 122.1 points per contest. This figure places them 3rd in the league. When looking at the Bucks pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 101.3. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 2nd in the league in made field goals per game.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 47.8% of their games. Currently, they are 14th in the NBA at 112.5 points per game allowed.

Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.9% of their three-point attempts.

Bucks Team Defense

The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 24th in the league, allowing an average of 118.7 points per contest.

In their previous game, the Bucks’ defense struggled against the Pacers, giving up 128 points on a field goal percentage of 49%.

Key Players For The Bulls And Bucks

In today’s game, we anticipate DeMar DeRozan leading the scoring for the Bulls, contributing 20 points while shooting 7/14 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.8 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Giannis Antetokounmpo as the leading scorer for the Bucks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 9 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 61.4% and is averaging 30.5 points per contest.

Bulls vs Bucks Trends

  • Although Chicago has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 109 points per game in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Milwaukee has averaged 126 points per game while allowing 118. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bulls have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Milwaukee has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 8-2 straight up.

Bulls vs Bucks Prediction

The Bulls come in as the underdog at +11, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 233 and given that our model is projecting 219 points between the teams, we like the under.

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