Bulls at Bucks - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (45-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (36-38)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 191 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSWI
The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Chicago Bulls look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 101.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.2 points and 5.9 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 18.6 points and 11.8 rebounds. Aaron Brooks is dishing 3.1 assists and Taj Gibson is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 50.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have won five of their last six when topping 100 points. While Chicago is playing terrific offensively lately, five of the Bulls last six losses have come on the road. Doug McDermott is questionable with a back injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.4 assists and O.J. Mayo is dishing 2.8 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle stringing wins together, and it starts on defense where they’re allowing 41.8 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Bucks need a win in order to get closer to locking up the sixth seed in the East. Jared Dudley is questionable with a back injury.
The Bulls are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bulls are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Milwaukee and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Bucks continue to stink up the joint since Brandon Knight has been traded. It's also hard not to back the Bulls with the way they're clicking offensively. Take the road team and the small chalk.