Bucks vs. Bulls - 4/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (38-37) at Milwaukee Bucks (32-44)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSWI
The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks square off Sunday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Chicago Bulls are desperate for a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21 points and 4.4 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.5 points and 11 rebounds. Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and E'Twaun Moore is dishing 1.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks also could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 18.1 points and 4.2 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 16.6 points and 7.6 rebounds. Greg Monroe is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Jabari Parker is dishing 1.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last eight home games.
The Bulls are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Bulls are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Milwaukee and 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
I'm done backing the Bulls, as they clearly don't care about making the playoffs this season. The Bucks are still playing hard despite their circumstances. Give me the rested home team.