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, November 23rd
- Betting Odds MIL -7.5, CHI +240 | MIL -303 O/U 219.0
The Bulls come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 7-10. So far, the team has gone 13-4-0 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
The Bulls are coming off a 121-107 win over the Celtics. This away win came despite entering the game as the 5 point underdogs. Chicago played well enough in the second half to prevent the Celtics from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 13 going into halftime. In the win, DeMar DeRozan led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 45.8%.
The Bucks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 12-4. So far, the team has gone 10-6-0 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Bucks are averaging 111 points per game while allowing 106. This has led to a record of 2-1.
The Bucks are coming off a 119-111 win over the Trail Blazers. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 9 point favorites. Milwaukee went on to win the game, as they led by 2 heading into halftime. In the win, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in scoring with 37 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
Last season, the Bucks not only won their season series against the Bulls (4-0), but they also took care of business at home, going 2-0 at the Fiserv Forum. 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 +14 points per game in favor of the Bucks. Chicago and Milwaukee averaged a combined 204 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 0-5.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 17 games, the Bulls are averaging 111.1 points per contest, placing them 18th in the NBA. So far, the Bulls are averaging 99.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. So far, the Bulls offensive gameplan has revolved around working the ball inside, as despite being a below-average team in pace they are 6th in made 2-point field goals per game.
Against the Bucks, the Bulls will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 17th in points allowed.
On offense, DeMar DeRozan leads the Bulls in scoring at 25.35 points per game, placing him 15th in the NBA. Overall, DeRozan has hit 51.9% of his shots while accounting for 19.9% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 21st in points allowed to small-forwards. At 20.77 points per game, Zach LaVine is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bulls. For the season, he is 138th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an overall field goal percentage of 41.4%.
Through 16 games, the Bucks are averaging 111.4 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.9 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Milwaukee has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 14.2 turnovers per game.
Defensively, Milwaukee has had its problems giving up an average of 112.13 points per game (19th).
On offense, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring at 30.08 points per game, placing him 6th in the NBA. Overall, Antetokounmpo has hit 52.0% of his shots while accounting for 23.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 17th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 16.19 points per game, Brook Lopez is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bucks. For the season, he is 86th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an overall field goal percentage of 49.7%.
Bulls vs Bucks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Bulls +7.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 219.0
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