Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game at Fiserv Forum. We have a Central Division showdown on our hands as the Chicago Bulls take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st of four meetings this regular season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Jrue Holiday is finally back for the Bucks and they instantly turn things around with an 8-point win over the Portland Trail Blazers. The team struggled without their main point guard, losing to the likes of Philadelphia, Atlanta and even the San Antonio Spurs.
With Holiday back, now all they need is Khris Middleton who continues to recover following surgery on his hand in the offseason. Playing Chicago is never difficult, but these Bucks have dominated the head-to-head match-up winning 18 of the last 20 games. They are also 9-1 SU in their last 10 home games which puts them in a solid position ahead of tonight’s game.
The Bulls are coming off a surprising 14-point home win over the Celtics which ended a 4 game slide. This team is only 2-6 SU over their last 8 games, but did the win over the Eastern Conference champs turn things around? It’s hard to say.
There are still question marks over the leadership of head coach Billy Donovan who has come under a lot of criticism following a press conference in which he called out his star players last week. Chicago’s main issue this season has been the absence of Lonzo Ball who is yet to play a game as he recovers from a knee injury. Covering the spread against Milwaukee has been challenging, they’ve done so just twice in their last 8 games. Out of 17 games played this season, Chicago has been the underdog in 12 of them and they have a 4-8 SU record during that stretch.
Milwaukee is 8-2 SU in the last 10 meetings, outscoring the Bulls by 12.6 points per game during that stretch. They are 7-point favorites tonight, I have them winning by at least 8 here against the struggling Bulls. Go with Giannis and co. to cover.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Predictions & Odds
Defense has been the staple of the Bucks in head-to-head meetings, they are holding the Bulls to an average of just 100 points per game in the last 10 meetings. That’s resulted in the under cashing 8 times during that stretch, with the Bucks averaging 112.6 points per game.
If we look at just games played this season, both teams have trended more towards the under with Chicago going 6-11 on the O/U and the Bucks going 6-10. The last 5 games played between them at Fiserv Forum have all gone under, Chicago ranks only 18th in offensive efficiency, they will once again struggle against the Bucks number one defensive efficiency. Go with the under here.