Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game on TNT. The shorthanded Bulls are hoping to put an end to Milwaukee’s 11-game win streak as the two teams meet for the 3rd time this regular season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Following a tough 117-113 loss last night in Indiana, the Chicago Bulls have now lost their last 5 games and things aren’t looking good as we head into the all-star break. DeMar DeRozan didn’t play due to a thigh injury, he is likely to miss tonight’s game as well. When he doesn’t play the Bulls have just 1 win in 5 games and their scoring average drops down to 108.5 points per game.
Zach LaVine did have 35 points last night, don’t be surprised if he racks up the points yet again tonight being the number one scoring option for Chicago in this game. One reason to be optimistic in tonight’s game for the Bulls will be the fact that they’ve won both meetings vs Milwaukee this season, once on the road and once at the United Center.
Milwaukee still has the edge in head-to-head meetings though, despite losing twice to the Bulls this season. In the last 20 meetings they have 16 wins, plus in games played at Chicago they’ve been reliable when it comes to covering the spread with a 13-2 ATS record in the last 15 played. Unlike the Bulls, Milwaukee had an extra day in between games to rest so that’s another thing working in their favor here.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has a lingering knee injury, but he should be able to play here. He had another dominant performance in the win over Boston with 36 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists. Jrue Holiday took over in the overtime session, finishing the game as the high scorer with 40 points. Milwaukee is 5-0 in their last 5 vs East teams, they’ve also covered the spread in 5 straight on the road.
This should be all Bucks right from tip-off. Chicago has been a disaster offensively lately, while the Bucks are beating teams with ease during their win streak. Take the road squad with confidence here.
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
Chicago’s scoring has me worried here, they’ve not scored 100 points in 3 of their last 5 games and if DeRozan isn’t able to go here that’s an automatic deduction of 25.4 points per game for them. The two meetings earlier in the season finished with 231 and 232 points, however if we look at the last 10 head-to-head the two teams are averaging only 217.5 points per game with the under cashing 7 times during that stretch.
Chicago in particular has struggled to shoot the ball in those games, they are connecting on just 43% of their attempts from the field. With the under cashing 5 times in the last 7 Bucks games and 6 times in the last 7 for Chicago, I think backing that bet is the right way to go in tonight’s game as well.