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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls - 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 +5 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Bucks play host to the Chicago Bulls tonight at the Harris Bradley Center.

The Chicago Bulls have won five of their last six and will be looking for a fourth straight win tonight after crushing the hapless Knicks in a 111-80 rout on Saturday. Nikola Mirotic led the way with 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points while Jimmy Butler had 18 points as the Bulls stormed out to a 20-point lead at halftime and never looked back. With the easy win, Chicago improved to 45-29 overall which strengthens their grip on the third seed in the East, just 2 1/2 games behind the Cavaliers. In injury news, Derrick Rose participated in a full contact five-on-five scrimmage during Tuesday's practice but remains without a timetable to return.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have lost eight of their last 10 and are coming off a second straight loss, falling to the Hawks by 101-88 on Monday. Giannis Antetokuonmpo led hte way with 18 points on seven of nine shooting while Zaza Pachulia added 17 points and 13 rebounds, but while the Bucks were right there with the Hawks for the entire game, they fell victim to a ferocious scoring surge from Kyle Korver who poured in 11 points in just 65 seconds. With the loss, Milwaukee drops to 36-38 on the season which has them currently ranked at sixth in the Eastern Conference.

In ATS trends, the Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games, while the Bucks are 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record.

Head to head, the Bulls are 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Milwaukee.

The Bucks are destined for a playoff berth but they are just sputtering way too much for me to back them against the Bulls who have been on a tear lately.

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Chicago -5

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