Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 10/11/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls
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The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks will play a Saturday preseason game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Chicago Bulls have lost their first two preseason games and continue to feel out some of their new players. Pau Gasol of 5-13 in the first two games and Derrick Rose is coming off an 0-4 performance in a loss to the Detroit Pistons. Rookie Doug McDermott has shown that he can be a valuable spark offensively for the Bulls, as he has a combined 19 points in the first two games and has made two threes. While the Bulls are still looking for a backup point guard, Aaron Brooks is coming off an 18-point performance where he also had three assists. The one thing you can always count on with the Chicago Bulls is their defense, as they’ve held both of their opponents to less than 42 percent shooting. Now, Chicago has to find some consistent offensive weapons to help the team be more balanced this season.
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The Milwaukee Bucks have split their first two preseason games and this will be their second one at home. The Bucks have some serious turnover issues that they need to address, as they’ve produced 44 turnovers in their first two games. The Bucks are also coming off a game where they shot just 36.5 percent from the field and 25.9 percent from three. Rookie Jabari Parker is a combined 10-26 from the field in the preseason and has 25 points and 11 rebounds. John Henson has been the most consistent player for the Milwaukee Bucks so far, as the center has 22 points and 12 rebounds, as was moved into the starting lineup in the last game. Brandon Knight continues to struggle with nine turnovers and 2-7 shooting from deep. The Bucks seem to have found an answer or two but need to keep experimenting with the roster to see who is truly ready to contribute right away.
Always take the truckload of points in a preseason game when the number is above five points. Nobody deserves to be a high favorite in a game that doesn't matter and neither team is truly trying to win.