Last Updated Mar 23, 2022, 9:12 AM

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks Predictions, Picks, Odds

Regular-season NBA action will resume on Tuesday night with a heavyweight Central Division battle between the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks. Coverage begins from Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Score Prediction

Bucks 124, Bulls 112

Best Bets

Bucks -5.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Bulls vs. Bucks Predictions

After finishing 11th in the East with a record of 31-41 SU last year, Chicago bounced back with a triumphant start to this season, as the Bulls opened with a sturdy 26-10 SU and 22-14 ATS run – while generating 111.5 OPPG and allowing just 106.9 DPPG during that timeframe.

The Bulls have been decimated by health issues since mid-January though, considering Chicago boasts shameful records of 15-19 SU and 15-18-1 ATS across their last 34 games, which includes a 6-7 SU record without two-time All-Star Zach LaVine – and a record of 9-12 SU with him.

On the other hand, Milwaukee stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Bucks kicked things off with a lackluster 6-8 SU and ATS skid – with four of those SU losses coming in matchups they were favored in.

The Bucks have quietly dominated since their opening skid though, considering Milwaukee enters Tuesday riding an impressive 37-19 SU stretch, with 28 of those victories coming by eight points or more – despite sitting just 26-30 ATS across that same window.

I’ll back Milwaukee here, as the Bulls are 2-8 SU and 1-9 ATS in their last ten games, while tallying just 108.1 OPPG and surrendering 116.2 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a highly unfavorable road matchup against a Bucks squad that’s averaging 124.6 OPPG across their latest 8-2 SU, 7-3 ATS run.

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Bulls vs. Bucks Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Central
  • Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Chicago Bulls Betting Analysis

  • SU: 41-29
  • ATS: 37-32-1
  • O/U: 34-35-1

After last year’s lackluster 31-41 SU showing, the Bulls went out and made some bold acquisitions this past offseason, ultimately reshaping their entire roster, considering LaVine is now partnered up with a dynamic supporting cast that includes DeMar DeRozanLonzo BallNikola VucevicAlex Caruso and others.

Unfortunately, Chicago has stalled out recently due to various health issues, highlighted by the Bulls yielding lackluster records of 15-19 SU and 15-18-1 ATS across their last 34 games, with nearly a third of those SU losses coming in the absence of LaVine (5) – and all of them coming without Lonzo (18).

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 44-27
  • ATS: 33-38
  • O/U: 36-35

After finishing with the best record in the East in two of the last three seasons, Milwaukee’s rough start was somewhat of a head-scratcher, considering the Bucks’ compiled a record of 162-65 SU across the previous three regular seasons – and then opened this season just 6-8 SU.

Milwaukee has played excellent, when healthy, since mid-November though, considering the Bucks boast a sturdy 37-19 SU record across their last 56 games – with a decent chunk of those losses coming in the absence of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (5). 

The Bulls are 3-5 ATS in their last eight matchups against Milwaukee. (AP)

Bulls vs. Bucks Head-to-Head

The Bucks won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Chicago last year, with the first two contests staying under the total at an average of 214 PPG – while the third soared over with a score of 118-112 (O 225). The Bucks are also 2-0 SU against Chicago this year, with both matchups staying under the number at an average of 207 PPG.

Key Players to Watch

  • CHI: Zach LaVine - PG (24.5 PPG, 4.8 REB, 4.6 AST)
  • CHI: DeMar DeRozan - SG (27.8 PPG, 5.3 REB, 5.1 AST)
  • MIL: Giannis Antetokounmpo - PF (29.8 PPG, 11.5 REB, 5.8 AST)
  • MIL: Jrue Holiday - PG (18.4 PPG, 4.5 REB, 6.7 AST)

Bulls vs. Bucks Betting Conclusion

After splitting a four-game road trip 2-2 SU, the Bucks return home for Tuesday’s contest as short favorites over the Bulls at Fiserv Forum – marking the eighth time Chicago has been an underdog across their last 12 games.

I’ll back Milwaukee here, as the Bucks are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games, while generating 124.6 OPPG and allowing 118.6 DPPG during that span – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Bulls squad that’s averaging just 108.1 OPPG across their latest 2-8 SU skid.

Bulls vs. Bucks Betting Trends

  • The Bulls are 3-5 ATS in their last eight matchups against Milwaukee.
  • The Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the last six matchups between Chicago and Milwaukee.
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of the last 18 Bucks' games.
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