Bulls vs. Bucks - 2/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (31-24) at Chicago Bulls (35-21)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, CSNC
The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls square off Monday night at the United Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot with wins in nine of their last 11 games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 99 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 12 points and 6.6 rebounds while O.J. Mayo is averaging 11.9 points and 2.9 assists. Khris Middleton is shooting 47.4 percent from the field and Jared Dudley is grabbing three rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a Sunday loss to the Atlanta Hawks in which they turned the ball over 24 times and shot just 25 percent from downtown. Michael Carter-Williams should make his Milwaukee debut for this game after being traded from the Philadelphia 76ers.
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The Chicago Bulls also look for a big win after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and are allowing 99.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.5 points and 5.8 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18.6 points and five assists. Pau Gasol is grabbing 12.1 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing 2.7 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 39 percent from deep in their last five games. The Bulls have won eight of their last nine games when topping 100 points. The Bulls are also 16-11 SU at home, which includes wins in four of their last five. Kirk Hinrich is questionable for this game with an illness.
The Bucks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Bucks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the road team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks have covered 20 of their last 26 road games. I'm not sure how anyone can bet against that, espescially with a Bulls team that hasn't been good at all this season ATS. I'll take the Bucks and the points here.