Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Predictions 3/4/22

by | Mar 4, 2022 | nba

Milwaukee Bucks (38-25 SU, 27-36-0 ATS) vs. Chicago Bulls (39-24 SU, 36-26-1 ATS)

When: Friday March 04 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois

TV: BSWI

Point Spread: MIL-3/CHI +3 (Opened MIL -3 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 to receive a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 238.0 (Opened at 238)

Money Line: Milwaukee Bucks -159/Chicago Bulls +131

Power Rating: MIL -3

Probable Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Bucks PG Jrue Holiday, SG Grayson Allen, SF Khris Middleton, PF Giannis Antetokounmpo, C Bobby Portis

Chicago Bulls PG Ayo Dosunmu, SG Zach LaVine, SF Javonte Green, PF DeMar DeRozan, C Nikola Vucevic

Key Injuries

Bucks
Pat Connaughton: finger (OUT) George Hill: neck (OUT) Brook Lopez: back (OUT)

Bulls
Lonzo Ball: knee (OUT) Alex Caruso: wrist (OUT) Patrick Williams: wrist (OUT)

The Chicago Bulls host the Milwaukee Bucks in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the United Center.

Recent Form

The Milwaukee Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 38-25, placing them 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Milwaukee is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 16-13. Over their last five games, the Bucks have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Milwaukee is averaging 124.0 points per game, 10.0 points more than their season average of 113.7. 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 Milwaukee has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 119.0 points per game, up from the Bucks’ usual rate of 110.2. In the Milwaukee Bucks’ most recent game, Milwaukee took down Miami by a score of 120-119.

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The Chicago Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 39-24, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Chicago is above .500 at home, holding a record of 24-9. 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 114.0 points per game. Combined, the Bulls’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Bulls’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 117.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 110.8. In the Chicago Bulls’ most recent game, the team fell to Atlanta by a score of 130-124.

Individual Player Analysis

As Milwaukee travels to take on the Chicago Bulls, the Bucks’ leading scorer is Giannis Antetokounmpo. Through 51 games, Antetokounmpo is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 45.0% of his games. Against the Bulls, Antetokounmpo will need to be on top of his game as Chicago is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 33.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, DeMar DeRozan leads the Bulls in scoring, averaging 28 points across his 58 games. Throughout the season, DeRozan has outscored his season average in 47.0% of his outings. Given that Milwaukee’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, DeMar DeRozan should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Bucks have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 54.9 of their games, giving them a rank of 2nd among NBA defenses. Question: Did you know that you could be betting on NBA games at -105 odds instead of- -110? Imagine how much money this would save you over the course of the season! Find out more about betting on games at reduced odds!