Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on ESPN. Milwaukee looks to sweep the season series against the Chicago Bulls as the two teams conclude their regular season series tonight at United Center. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Chicago Bulls have had serious issues against Top 3 teams from each conference this season, so the level of optimism among their fans isn’t very high ahead of tonight’s game. They’ve already been beaten 3 times by the Bucks this season, most recently by 28 points on the road some 2 weeks ago. As a result they enter tonight’s game as 4.5 point underdogs, in that role this season they’ve won just 7 times in 31 games played.
One thing that could give them hope for tonight’s game is their recent home record as they’ve gone 8-3 SU in their last 11 games. DeMar DeRozan is putting up numbers again after a slower month of March. Over his last 4 games he’s recorded 50, 37 and 32 point performances in 3 of them. Zach LaVine should also be healthy for this one, but the Bulls have covered in just 1 of their last 11 home games against Milwaukee.
I was surprised by the Bucks performance over the weekend as the Dallas Mavericks took them down in their own gym 118-112 behind a monster performance by Luka Doncic. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday had 28 and 20 points, while Bobby Portis added 17 off the bench, but that was pretty much it from the Bucks who allowed the Mavs to shoot over 51% from the field. That kind of effort on defense won’t get them far, so I’m expecting a change in approach for tonight’s game.
In 2 of the 3 games played vs Chicago this season they held them under 100 points, so it is pretty clear that this team is capable of shutting down opponents when they put in the effort. The Bucks have beaten their last 8 opponents from the Eastern Conference. They are also 9-4 ATS in their last 13 on the road, plus against the Bulls they’ve won 15 of 16 head-to-head.
All the stats are pointing to Milwaukee here, they need the win to move up to 2nd place in the East standings. Chicago has been far from convincing and I’m just not feeling them whenever they play a top tier team. Go with the road squad in this one.
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
The Bulls just allowed 127 points at home against a Miami Heat squad that averages 109.3 per game on the road. Milwaukee is one of the highest scoring road teams in the league this season scoring 115 per game, so they will be a handful for this unreliable Chicago defence. Over their last 3 games the Bucks have scored 117 points per game, while also allowing 130 per game. However, those numbers are a bit inflated due to the loss against the Clippers in which their reserves allowed 153 points.
The last 10 meetings between these 2 haven’t been high scoring, mainly because of the Chicago Bulls who have averaged just 102.8 points per game during that stretch. Milwaukee is outscoring them by almost 13 points in those games while shooting almost 50% from the field, compared to just 41% by the Bulls.
The under has cashed 7 times in those 10 meetings, for the Bucks that has also happened in 7 of their last 8 games vs Central Division opponents. Chicago has gone under in 14 of 19 overall and in their last 9 of 10 games vs Eastern Conference teams. With the last 6 of 7 head-to-head ending under the total, I think that’s the best bet for tonight’s game.