Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 4/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (42-44) at Chicago Bulls (53-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -8.5 -- Over/Under: 187.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls look to finish of the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in Game 5.
After three relatively close games that all resulted in losses including a double-overtime loss at home, you would forgive the Milwaukee Bucks if they threw in the towel, but instead they rallied together to pull off a stunning 92-90 buzzer-beating win in Game 4 to keep their season alive. OJ Mayo led the team in scoring with 18 points off the bench while Jared Dudley added 13 points, but with the game on the line and just 1.3 seconds on the clock, coach Kidd drew up a sneaky play that gifted Jerryd Bayless the easiest of game-winning layups to steal the win. Once again, the Bucks shot below 40 percent from the field as a team but really played with desperation on the defensive end and forced the Bulls into 26 turnovers including a clutch steal with the game tied in the last few seconds.
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As for the Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler had another great game of 33 points on 12 of 17 shooting while Pau Gasol added 16 points, but with the game on the line, Derrick Rose dribbled into a crowd and committed his eighth turnover of the game and then proceeded to lose the Bucks' Bayless on the game-winning layup, capping a nightmare finish for him. The only way the Bulls lose is if they shoot themselves in the foot and that happened on a regular basis in Game 4 and it cost them.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games.
Head to head, the Bucks are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall and 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings in Chicago.
The Bulls will be kicking themselves after missing out on the opportunity for a series sweep but I'm sure they'll bounce back tonight, clean up the turnovers and get the win in front of their home crowd.