Bulls vs. Bucks Prediction ATS 3/22/22

by | Mar 22, 2022 | nba

Chicago Bulls (42-29 SU, 38-32-1 ATS) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (44-27 SU, 33-38-0 ATS)

When: Tuesday March 22 2022, 08:00 PM (ET)

Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: NBCSCH

Point Spread: CHI +6/MIL -6 (Opened MIL -5.5 at BetNow - Offers FAT 100% real cash bonus!)

Total: 231.5 (Opened at 231)

Money Line: Chicago 194/Milwaukee -239

Power Rating: MIL -5

Probable Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls PG Alex Caruso S, SG Zach LaVine, SF Javonte Green, PF DeMar DeRozan, C Nikola Vucevic

Milwaukee Bucks PG Jrue Holiday, SG Grayson Allen, SF Pat Connaughton, PF Giannis Antetokounmpo P, C Bobby Portis

Key Injuries

Chicago Bulls
Lonzo Ball: Knee (OUT)

Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton: Wrist (OUT)
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Knee (PROBABLE)
Lindell Wigginton: Ankle (OUT)
DeAndre’ Bembry: Knee (OUT)

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Chicago Bulls in an Eastern Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 08:00 PM ET at the Fiserv Forum.

Recent Form

The Chicago Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 42-29, placing them 5th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Chicago has struggled in their 35 road contests, sitting at 16-19. Over the Bulls’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Chicago’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 106.0 points per game. Combined, the Bulls’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Bulls are allowing an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 111.0. In the Chicago Bulls’ most recent game, Chicago took down Toronto by a score of 113-99

The Milwaukee Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 44-27, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Milwaukee is above .500 at home, holding a record of 24-12. The Bucks have played well over their last five games, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Milwaukee is averaging 121.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 114.9. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. Even though the Bucks have been adding to the win column, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 122.0 points per game, up from Milwaukee’s usual rate of 111.3. In the Milwaukee Bucks’ most recent game, the team fell to Minnesota by a score of 138-119.

Individual Player Analysis

As Chicago travels to take on the Milwaukee Bucks, the Bulls’ leading scorer is DeMar DeRozan. Through 66 games, DeRozan is averaging 27 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 53.0% of his games. As DeRozan gets set to take on the Bucks, he could be in line for a big game as Milwaukee is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 54.24% of their games. This figure places them 25th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 60 games. Throughout the season, Antetokounmpo has outscored his season average in 50.0% of his outings. Given that Chicago’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Giannis Antetokounmpo should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Bulls have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 62.07% of their games, giving them a rank of 29th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Milwaukee Bucks are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 20 of Milwaukee’s 70 games, leading to a winning percentage of 75%. So far, the Chicago Bulls have played 5 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 5 times, by an average margin of -15.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks have met up for 2 games. In their last meeting, Milwaukee picked up a 118-112 win.

How the Public is Betting the Bulls vs Bucks

52% are betting the Bucks against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 231.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Bulls are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games as a road underdog.
  • Bulls are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games as an underdog.
  • Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
  • Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks meet up for what is once again turning into a rivalry game in the Eastern Conference. Heading into the game, the Bucks are just 2.5 games behind the Heat for the top seed in the East. On the other side, the Bulls are coming off a big win over the Raptors, giving them a little breathing room over the Cavaliers for the 5th seed. Even though Chicago has the disadvantage of playing on back-to-back nights, the Bucks have declared Khris Middleton out for tonight’s game. Look for Chicago to cover the spread at +6. Bet your Chi/Mil pick and ALL your NBA bets for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $1000 at Betnow Sportsbook! It’s the biggest real cash bonus you’ll ever find from a legit online sportsbook!