Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. Milwaukee heads into tonight’s game vs Chicago knowing that a win clinches them the number one seed in the playoffs. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Last season the Bucks got eliminated in the playoffs on the road in a Game 7 against Boston. One more win this regular season and they won’t have to worry about playing a Game 7 on the road at any point in the 2023 NBA Playoffs. The Bucks win over Washington and Boston’s loss in Philadelphia has put a 3 game gap between the 1st and 2nd seed with just 3 games left.
Both the Bucks and Bulls will be playing on a 2nd night of a back-to-back so there will be no rest advantage for either side here. The two teams have played each other 3 times already this season and surprisingly Chicago has 2 wins in those match-ups. Milwaukee did win the last meeting by 12 points though, tonight they’re 7-point favorites at Fiserv Forum.
Chicago had a perfect opportunity to move up the standings last night with a win over Atlanta, but unfortunately for them they came up short at home 123-105 which means they’re now most likely finishing in the 10th seed. That means they would play the Toronto Raptors on the road in the play-in tournament, if they win that they would play the loser of the 7 vs 8 match-up for the 8th seed.
Regardless of how the season ends, expectations were not met this year and the Bulls will have a long summer to think about what their next moves are. As far as injuries go they are pretty much all healthy at this point, except Lonzo Ball who has missed the entire year. What should be a huge confidence booster here is the fact that Chicago is 7-1 SU in their last 8 road games. But against the Bucks they are only 4-16 SU in the last 20 meetings.
Chicago’s three-point shooting has been a huge issue. They’ve not scored 10 threes in 4 of their last 5 games, which could be problem tonight vs the Bucks. I’m leaning slightly on Milwaukee’s side here, so let’s go with Giannis and co. to cover.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Predictions & Odds
Milwaukee is the complete opposite of Chicago when it comes to three-point shooting. Just last night they knocked down 23 of them against the Washington Wizards in another high scoring game on the road. The over has cashed in 4 of the last 5 games for the Bucks, while for the Bulls that has happened 6 times in their last 7 outings. Because of this we have a relatively high 231 point projected total, a number that was exceeded only once in the 3 meetings so far this season.
In fact, backing the under has been a profitable bet in games played between these two sides as 12 of the last 16 meetings have cashed on it. Looking at games played just at Fiserv Forum then the last 7 of 8 meetings have gone under. With only 215.7 points per game averaged in the last 10 head-to-head, I’m thinking backing the under is the best way to approach this game.