Check out our free Bulls vs Bucks pick and preview for this NBA game in Milwaukee. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Bulls vs Bucks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks
- Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
- Date: Wednesday, April 5th
- Betting Odds MIL -7.5, CHI +234 | MIL -294 O/U 231.5
So far, the Bulls have put together an overall record of 38-41, while going 40-39-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Chicago has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.
The Bulls are coming off a disappointing 123-105 loss to the Hawks. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 6 points. Chicago struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip away at a 12 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Zach LaVine led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 52.4%.
So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 57-22, while going 41-32-6 vs the spread. Against the Bulls, the Bucks are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 12.5.
Milwaukee is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Wizards. Going into the game, they were 14 point favorites against the spread. Their 140-128 victory was not enough to cover. Milwaukee was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Wizards to cut into their 13 point halftime lead. In the win, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 56.2%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Bulls picked up the win 118-113 win over the Bucks. Heading into the game, Chicago was the 7.0 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Bulls have a record of 2-1 vs the Bucks. Last year, the Bulls saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Bucks, averaging 101.5 points per game. While the Bulls struggled on offense in the series, the Bucks maintained their usual level of scoring at 116.25 vs Chicago. In terms of betting, Milwaukee has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Chicago. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +8 points per game in favor of the Bucks. Chicago and Milwaukee averaged a combined 220 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 79 games, Chicago is averaging 113.5 points per game (19th). Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.5 made 3’s per game. If the Chicago offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 10th in fewest turnovers per game.
Against the Bucks, the Bulls will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 17th in points allowed.
On offense, Zach LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring at 25.1 points per game, placing him 21st in the NBA. Overall, LaVine has hit 48.8% of his shots while accounting for 20.9% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 6th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 24.9 points per game, DeMar DeRozan is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bulls. For the season, he is 40th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 50.7%.
Through 79 games, Milwaukee is the 7th best scoring team at 117.3 points per game. For the season, the Bucks have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 7th in the NBA in possessions per game.. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Milwaukee is just 24th in 2-point field goal makes per game.
Against the Bulls, the Bucks will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 19th in points allowed.
Power-Foward Giannis Antetokounmpo currently leads the Bucks at 31.1 points per game. For the season, he is 2nd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Antetokounmpo is averaging 11.8 boards and 5.7 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 14th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jrue Holiday enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 66 games, he is averaging 19.2 and is 54th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Bulls vs Bucks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Bucks -7.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 231.5