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Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 10/15/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bucks vs. Bulls

NBA Basketball: Saturday October 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm (BMO Harris Bradley Center)

The Line: Bucks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks play a NBA preseason game Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Chicago Bulls play the rare preseason back-to-back and are fresh off a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the victory, the Bulls shot 51.6 percent from the field and turned the ball over 22 times. Dwyane Wade has 43 points in his last three games and Rajon Rondo is coming off a 20-point performance. Jimmy Butler had the night off against Cleveland and Taj Gibson has posted two double doubles in four games. The Chicago Bulls have topped 100 points in three straight games and have scored a combined 239 points in their last two games. Sure, it’s only preseason, but the reason many are down on this Chicago Bulls team is due to a lack of spacing and outside shooting. Chicago may be proving some folks wrong if this sort of play keeps up.

Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 10/15/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a 2-1 preseason start and are coming off a loss to the Indiana Pacers. In the losing effort, the Bucks shot 33.7 percent from the field and made five of 22 threes. Giannis Antetokounmpo has racked up 38 points and 12 rebounds in three games while Jabari Parker has 45 points and 20 rebounds. John Henson scored double-digit points in his last contest and Michael Carter-Williams has dished out a total of 10 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are getting great play out of their key players, but the fact they’ve scored no more than 93 points in all three games is concerning. We know the Bucks are great defensively and frustrating to play, but Milwaukee will never take that next step if they don’t produce consistently offensively.

The under is 7-1-1 in Bulls last 9 road games. The Bucks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Milwaukee and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall. 

The Bucks have looked decent in their first three preseason games and are running into a Chicago Bulls team that just played last night. Not sure why the Milwaukee Bucks are getting the points as a slight underdog, but I'm not asking questions. I'll take the Bucks and the free point against a tired Chicago team that's likely going to rest starters some.

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Milwaukee Bucks +1.5

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