Bulls at Bucks - 4/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (53-32) at Milwaukee Bucks (41-44)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, CSNC, FSWI
The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks play game four of their playoff series Saturday afternoon.
The Chicago Bulls can end this series with a sweep with a victory here. Jimmy Butler is averaging 26.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 24 points and eight assists. Pau Gasol is grabbing 14.3 rebounds and Mike Dunleavy is dishing 3.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls have yet to play their best basketball, as they blew a 10-point lead in two minutes in their game three victory. However, the Bulls amount of offensive weapons continue to give them the advantage and the deciding factor late in games. The Bulls would love a sweep to give them a couple days rest before meeting the Cavaliers in the next round. The Bulls last six losses have come on the road. Nikola Mirotic is doubtful with a quad injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks would like to give their young players at least one playoff victory to build on. Khris Middleton is averaging 19.3 points and 3.7 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 14.3 points and 3.3 assists. Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 4.7 assists and John Henson is grabbing nine rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks continue to compete on the defensive end but don’t have enough consistent scoring to get them over the top. O.J. Mayo has scored in the single digits in all three games of this series. The Bucks are moving in the right direction but seem to be in over their heads in this series, as they’re still a year or two away from seriously taking that next step. The Bucks have lost four of their last five home games.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 Conference Quarterfinals games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulls are 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Milwaukee and 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Bucks have taken all three games down to the wire and probably should have won game three. I don't love this line at all, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the points.