Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls - 12/13/13
Chicago Bulls (8-12) at Milwaukee Bucks (5-17)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +! -- Over/Under: 177 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls look for revenge on Friday night as they travel to Milwaukee to face the Bucks.
Head to head, the Bulls are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Milwaukee while the road team is 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings and the underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Bucks are 20-44 ATS in their last 64 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home and 21-44 ATS in their last 65 games overall. The Bulls on the other hand are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400, but just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
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Looking for a good free-flowing game to watch on Friday night? Well don’t tune into this one. These two teams met just three days ago in Chicago and it’s fair to say it was one of the worst games of the season to date. To be fair, the Bucks and Bulls have been hit by injuries as hard as anyone in the league but people still pay good money to watch these games in person and this one was a snooze fest. Milwaukee did come away with a four-point victory, but it wasn’t pretty as both teams combined to score just 152 points. The Bucks shot 40 percent from the floor compared to Chicago’s 37, while they combined to shoot 5-26 from beyond the arc.
I would like to say that 74 point performance from the Bulls against the Bucks was a one off but unfortunately it’s not as they scored just 75 points in their previous outing and then 78 points in their loss in New York on Wednesday night. That’s three straight games under 80 points, which has to be coming up to some sort of record. Milwaukee hasn’t been much better to be honest as they have gone: 82, 78 and 77 in their last three matches.
Let’s be honest, both teams suck right now and given the way they have been scoring lately, we could see another game finishing in the 70’s. The Bulls did just lose at home to the Bucks, but they are clearly better than Milwaukee and you have to remember Joakim Noah wasn’t playing in that game on Tuesday night. Like Chicago to bounce back in this one...
Dan’s Pick: Chicago -1