Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Free Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/5/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (2-1) at Milwaukee Bucks (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +6.5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Milwaukee Bucks have the tough task of hosting the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night at the Harris Bradley Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks are sitting right at the .500 mark at this point, with a record of 2-2 on the year. The Bucks are coming off of a solid win over the Pacers on Tuesday night, defeating Indiana 87-81 on the road. The Bucks are a solid team that rebounds the ball very well. Milwaukee has the potential I believe to be a playoff team this season, but in the same division as the Cavs and the Bulls, these divisional games will be huge for them, and while not must wins at all at this point, it would nice for the Bucks to get some shots in early.
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The Chicago Bulls are off to a strong start to the season, having a record of 3-1. Chicago is coming off a solid win over the Magic on Tuesday night, defeating Orlando 98-90. The Bulls defeated the Magic, without Noah or Rose on the floor. The rest of the team stepped up nicely against the Magic, as four different Bulls reached double digit points on the night, with Butler leading the way with 21. The rookie McDermott also played well for the Bulls, putting up 12 points on the night against the Magic. This is a good solid Bulls team, but these guys need to stay healthy if they plan on competing in the Central this season.
Chicago is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games in Milwaukee, and the over is 5-2 in the last seven games between the Bulls and the Bucks in Milwaukee.
I have to take the Bucks here. The Bulls head into this one a bit banged up, and even if Rose and Noah play, I have to imagine their minutes will be limited somewhat. The Bucks play solid defense, they are solid on the boards and play fast, all things that can throw off a team on the road with no rest. I don’t know if the Bucks get the win outright against Chicago here, but getting better than three 2’s at home looks like the side to be on.