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Bulls vs. Bucks - 1/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks (20-18) at Chicago Bulls (25-12)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Bulls -8.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI, WGN

The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls square off Saturday night at the United Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last seven games and play their third road game of the month. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 98.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 98.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 18.2 points and 5.1 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 12 points and 6.2 rebounds. O.J. Mayo is shooting 40.1 percent from the field and Khris Middleton is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are getting the job done on the defensive end, as they’re allowing 38.7 percent from the field and 27 percent shooting from downtown. The Bucks have won eight of their last 10 games when allowing less than 100 points. Ersan Ilyasova is questionable for this game with a concussion.

Bulls vs. Bucks - 1/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chicago Bulls hope to snap a two-game skid when they play their fourth home game of the month. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 18.1 points and 11.1 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.9 assists and Taj Gibson is shooting 52.5 percent from the field. The Chicago Bulls are shooting less than 40 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost three straight games when scoring less than 100 points. The Bulls are just 11-7 SU on their home court this season. Mike Dunleavy is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.

The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central and 27-11-1 ATS in their last 39 road games. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Bulls have been bad against the spread all season, something we can't say about the Milwaukee Bucks who continue to fight and claw their way into playoff position. I like the Bucks andthe points here with an OK shot to win outright. 

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Milwaukee Bucks +8.5

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