Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 4/4/14
Milwaukee Bucks (14-61) at Chicago Bulls (43-32)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -11.5 -- Over/Under: 186 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, WCIU
The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls will meet for the fourth and final time this season when they play on Friday. The Bulls lead the series 2-1.
The Bucks have lost three games in a row and 11 of their last 12 games. On the season, the Bucks average 95 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allow 103.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. The Bucks have struggled all season to put the ball in the hoop and are averaging just 92.2 points in their last five games. However, Ramon Sessions has provided the Bucks with a spark lately, as he’s shooting 50 percent from the field and averaging 20.8 points in his last five games. The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-41 ATS overall and 19-19 ATS on the road.
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Chicago is fighting with the Toronto Raptors for the third seed in the East and has won five of its last six games. On the season, the Bulls average 93.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allow 91.9 points on 43 percent shooting. The Bulls have allowed only one 100-point performance in their last 11 games. Offensively, D.J. Augustine continues to be a pleasant surprise for the Bulls, as he’s scored a combined 60 points in his last three games. The Chicago Bulls are 37-37-1 ATS overall and 19-19 ATS at home.
The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago, while the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
While the Bucks have been absolutely terrible, I’m not sure the Bulls have enough offense to blow anybody out. In fact, the Bulls are 1-3 ATS this season when considered a favorite by double digits.
Take the Bucks and all of the points you can get.