Bulls at Bucks - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (22-13) at Milwaukee Bucks (15-23)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSNC, FSWI
The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Chicago Bulls look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 102.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.1 points and four assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.5 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 5.1 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing six rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 11.6 turnovers per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks need a big home victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 97.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 16.8 points and 3.8 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.2 points and 9.6 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.8 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last nine home games. Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo are questionable.
The Bulls are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulls are 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Milwaukee and 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Bulls have had back-to-back bad losses and I'm done giving them the benifit of the doubt. The Bucks are rested and have a history of giving Chicago problems due to their length and defense. I'll take the points with the home team.