In this battle between two teams sitting on opposite sides of the Eastern Conference table, the third-worse Chicago Bulls (16-44), looking to extend their current winnng streak, are hosting the first Milwaukee Bucks (45-14), who are hot as well having lost only once in their last eleven games.
Date/Time: 02-25-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Chicago Bulls +10
Chicago Bulls have a 16-44 record (27-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Celtics with a 126-116 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach LaVine with 23.3 ppg, adding 4.5 boards and 4.4 dimes per game. He is followed by Lauri Markkanen with 19.1 ppg and a team high 9 boards per game.
Milwaukee Bucks have a 45-14 record (34-22-3 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the whole NBA. They have won 10 of their last 11 matches and in their last game they won at home against the Timberwolves with a 140-128 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27.2 ppg, adding team highs both in dimes made with 6 and in boards grabbed with 12.7 per game. He is followed by Kris Middleton with 17.2 ppg, 6 boards and 4.2 dimes per game.
Bucks have won all three previous meetings against the Bulls earlier this season, winning the only road game by 13 points. Bulls have a 7-23 home record, while the Bucks are 20-9 on the road. Bucks are better both offensively, scoring 117 ppg to Bulls’ 103.7 and defensively, allowing 107.3 ppg to Bulls’ 111.6. They also have a better field goal percentage (47.9% to 45.2%), while Bulls have a better 3-point percentage (35.6% to 35.1%). Bucks are better in boards grabbed (48.9 to 42.2), in dimes made (26.1 to 22) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (13.6 to 13.8). Bucks are the favorite for the win but Vegas odds give them a -10 spread and don’t expect them to beat the odds as the Bulls have been playing much better lately and will definitely force a closer game than that at home.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction: Chicago Bulls +10 (-108)
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