Last Updated Apr 08, 2022, 9:46 AM
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Predictions, Picks, Odds
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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.
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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
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 DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, Nikola Vucevic, Alex 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).
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.