Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls - 3/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (26-36) at Chicago Bulls (31-30)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks invade the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
The Bucks are currently outside of the playoff picture looking in, so they don't really have much to play for, but that hasn't stopped them from playing some of their best basketball of the season. Khris Middleton has led the scoring with averages of 26.4 points in his last five games which includes a 32-point night against the Timberwolves on Friday, while Giannis Antetokounmpo has been stuffing the stat sheets with averages of 17.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 8.2 assists over his last five games. As a team, the Bucks are averaging 108.2 points over their last five games while allowing 108 points per game.
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Meanwhile, the Bulls have been in poor form with just four wins in their last 13 games, but they were able to arrest a four-game slide by beating the Rockets by 108-100 on Saturday. Pau Gasol had a monster game of 28 points, 17 rebounds and six assists while Derrick Rose chipped in with 17 points and nine assists, but the highlight of the night was actually Jimmy Butler who missed a month with a knee strain but returned to rack up 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. With the win, Chicago clings onto the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference standings with an overall record of 31-30.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games against the Eastern Conference and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games playing on zero days rest, while the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games but just 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Bucks are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall and 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in Chicago.
With the Bulls back at full strength and looking to make their run to the playoffs, I'm taking them to win at home tonight by double digits.