Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls - Game 4 - 4/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (53-32) at Milwaukee Bucks (41-44)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +5 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls look to complete the sweep of the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in Game 4.
After two reasonably close meetings in Game 1 and 2, this series deserved another close finish and it got just that in a thrilling double-overtime Game 3. Derrick Rose was the best player on the court, leading the Bulls with 34 points including five threes and eight assists while Jimmy Butler added 24 points as the Bulls took down the Bucks by 113-106 on Thursday. This game really could have gone either way, but every time a big play was required, the Bulls were always the team to get it done, making stops when they needed them and sinking timely threes, finishing with 14 of 33 from beyond the arc as a team.
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As for the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo had a big game of 25 points while Michael Carter-Williams and Khris Middleton added 19 and 18 points respectively, but while the Bucks showed plenty of fight, they just couldn't make the crucial plays when it mattered, including a shot with the potential game-winner in the last seconds of the fourth quarter. The series still isn't over, but no team has ever came back from a 3-0 series hole, so they certainly have a mountain to climb ahead of them.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a win and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, while the Bucks are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the Bulls are 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Milwaukee.
Like I said, the Bucks really have no chance of winning this series from this position, but they've shown plenty so I actually think they'll make this one interesting and maybe even force another overtime.