Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 3/1/2024

The Milwaukee Bucks (39-21) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (28-31) on Friday, March 1st. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Bucks took down the Hornets by a score of 111-99. The Bucks not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -11.5-point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 210 points was below the over/under line of 218.5.

Heading into today’s game, the Bucks are looking to extend their four game winning streak. Overall, the Bucks are 39-21 and have gone 28-13 against Eastern Conference teams while going 11-8 in non-conference games.

So far, Milwaukee is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 25-35. This season, Milwaukee has a 23-30 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-5 as underdogs.

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

The Bulls picked up a win over the Cavaliers in their latest game, finishing with a score of 132-123. The Bulls picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 53-52.

In the Bulls’ last ten games, they are 5-5 and have an overall record of 28-31. Against Eastern Conference teams, the Bulls are 16-21 and are 12-10 in non-conference play.

Presently, Chicago boasts an ATS record of 31-27, which is above .500 against the spread. Chicago has covered the spread in three consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 15-13 on the road as opposed to 16-14 at home.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

The Bucks arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 121.6 points per game (2nd).

When it comes to scoring, the Bucks are one of the top teams in the league. They are currently 2nd in the NBA with an average of 121.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 119.8 points per game.

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 68.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 6th in the league at 100.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bucks are one of the best teams in the league. They are 5th in field goal percentage at 49%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 2nd in the league at 58%.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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Chicago has recorded an average of 111.9 points per game (25th) throughout 59 games games.

At home, the Bulls are averaging 112.2 points per game, which is 24th in the league. Overall, they are 25th in scoring at 111.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Chicago is 27th at 97.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 25th in the NBA in three-point percentage at 35%. They are also 21st in three-point attempts at 32.7 per game.

Chicago’s offensive rebounding has been a strength this season, as they are 7th in the league in offensive rebounds. In terms of assists, they are 27th at 24.6 per game.

Bucks Team Defense

The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 117.4 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.9% of their three-point attempts.

Bulls Team Defense

On average, the Chicago defense is giving up 113.1 points per game (12th). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.7 per game, which is 3rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 16th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.

Key Players For The Bucks And Bulls

In today’s game, we anticipate Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the scoring for the Bucks, contributing 31 points while shooting 12/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 30.6 points per game, in addition to 11.2 rebounds.

On the other side, DeMar DeRozan is our projected leading scorer for the Bulls. We have him ending the game with a team-high 23 and grabbing 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.7% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.9 points per game.

Bucks vs Bulls Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Milwaukee has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Chicago has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 118 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Chicago has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
  • Milwaukee has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Bucks vs Bulls Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Bucks, with a final score of 131-100, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Bucks at -3.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 221.5, and our model predicts the Bucks and Bulls to score a combined 231 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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