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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Tuesday night with a Central Division showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls. Coverage begins from United Center in Chicago at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. 

Score Prediction

Bucks 119, Bulls 114

Best Bets

Over 231 (-110) at DraftKings

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls 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 scoring 111.5 OPPG and allowing just 106.9 DPPG across that window.

However, Chicago has been decimated by health issues since mid-January, considering the Bulls enter Tuesday riding a bumpy 19-23 SU and 19-22-1 ATS skid, which includes a 6-7 SU record without two-time All-Star Zach LaVine – and a record of 13-17 SU with him.

On the other hand, Milwaukee stumbled out to a surprisingly poor 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 boasts sturdy records of 42-22 SU and 31-33 ATS across their last 64 games – while generating 116.5 OPPG and allowing just 112.5 DPPG during that timeframe.

I’ll take the over here, as the Bulls are 4-7 SU and ATS in their last 11 games, while scoring just 108 OPPG and surrendering 115.5 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a relatively high-scoring battle against a Bucks squad that’s averaging 120.6 OPPG across their latest 9-5 SU stretch.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Odds

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Central
  • Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  • Venue: United Center
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 48-30
  • ATS: 37-41
  • O/U: 39-39

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, only to open this season with a lackluster 6-8 SU mark.

Milwaukee has played excellent, when healthy, since mid-November though, considering the Bucks boast a sturdy 42-22 SU record across their last 64 games – with over a quarter of those losses coming in the absence of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (6).

Chicago Bulls Betting Analysis

  • SU: 45-33
  • ATS: 41-36-1
  • O/U: 37-40-1

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 concerns, considering the Bulls are 19-23 SU and 19-22-1 ATS across their last 42 games, with a decent chunk of those SU losses coming in the absence of LaVine (5) – and all of them coming without Lonzo (22).

The Bucks are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games. (AP)

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Head-to-Head

Milwaukee won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Chicago last year, with both Bucks’ victories staying under the total at an average of 214 PPG, while the Bulls’ lone win cruised over with a score of 118-112 (O 225). The Bucks are also 3-0 SU against Chicago this season, with all three victories staying under the total at an average of 212.7 PPG.

Key Players to Watch

  • MIL: Giannis Antetokounmpo - PF (30.1 PPG, 11.6 REB, 5.8 AST)
  • MIL: Khris Middleton - SF (20.1 PPG, 5.4 REB, 5.4 AST)
  • CHI: Zach LaVine - SG (24.7 PPG, 4.6 REB, 4.5 AST)
  • CHI: DeMar Derozan - SF (28 PPG, 5.3 REB, 5 AST)

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Conclusion

After posting back-to-back home losses to the Clippers and Mavericks, the Bucks hit the road for Tuesday’s contest as short favorites over the Bulls at United Center – marking the fifth time Chicago has been an underdog across their last eight games.

I’ll take the over here, as the Bucks are 9-5 SU and ATS in their last 14 games, while tallying – OPPG and allowing – DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a high-scoring battle against a Bulls squad that’s surrendered 125+ PTS in six of their last ten contests (115.9 DPPG).

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Trends

  • The Bucks are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
  • The Bulls are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games.
  • The Bucks are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against Chicago.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the last 19 Bulls' games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the last seven matchups between Milwaukee and Chicago.
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