In this battle between two squads sitting on opposite sides of the Eastern Conference table, the third-worse Chicago Bulls (13-43), who have won only once in their last 4 games, are hosting the first Milwaukee Bucks (41-14), who are looking to bounce back after their latest defeat.
Date/Time: 02-11-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Chicago Bulls +12
Chicago Bulls have a 13-43 record (24-31-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Wizards with a 125-134 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach LaVine with 23.1 ppg, adding 4.4 boards and 4.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Lauri Markkanen with 18.4 ppg and 8.5 boards per game.
Milwaukee Bucks have a 41-14 record (32-20-3 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the whole NBA. In their last game they saw a six-game winning streak end by losing at home against the Magic with an 83-103 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27 ppg, adding team highs both in dimes made with 5.8 and in boards grabbed with 12.5 per game. He is followed by Kris Middleton with 17.2 ppg, 5.9 boards and 4.2 dimes per game.
Bucks won both previous meetings against the Bulls earlier this season, both at home and by an average of 11 points. Bulls have a 5-22 home record, while the Bucks are 18-9 on the road. Bucks are better both offensively, scoring 117.2 ppg to Bulls’ 102.9 and defensively, allowing 107.5 ppg to Bulls’ 111.6. They also have a better field goal percentage (48% to 45%) and both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (35.3% to 35%). Bucks are better in boards grabbed (48.8 to 42), in dimes made (26.3 to 21.9) and in turnovers committed (13.6 to 14). Bucks are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -12 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy road win.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -12 (-108)
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