Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (22-14) 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
The Chicago Bulls invade the Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
The Bulls will be eager to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the Wizards in a disappointing 114-100 defeat last night. Derrick Rose led the offense with 23 points, Jimmy Butler added 19 points and seven assists while Pau Gasol added a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, but the Bulls have really slacked off defensively in their last couple of losses and the Wizards took full advantage, especially in the first half where they poured on 62 points. With the loss, Chicago drops to 22-14 on the season and 16-6 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks will be looking to avoid a second straight loss after falling to the Knicks in a 100-88 defeat on Sunday. Giannis Antetohounmpo led the way with 28 points while Khris Middleton had 20 points but the Bucks were completely outplayed by the Knicks and fell behind by as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter before the Knicks rested their starters. With the loss, Milwaukee falls to 15-24 on the season and 5-17 on the road where they've lost three of their last five.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a double-digit loss at home and 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team above .600 and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the Bulls are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall and 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Milwaukee.
The Bucks will be eager to make up for Sunday's poor showing against the Knicks, but the Bulls have been much more reliable all season and should be too good for the Bucks in this one.