Chicago Bulls (2-3) at Milwaukee Bucks (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -14 -- Over/Under: 230 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Chicago Bulls look for another win to get back to a .500 record. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 121.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.8 points and three assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing five rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 124.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 22.6 points and 6.4 assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 22.4 points and 11.6 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Donte DiVincenzo is dishing 1.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 42.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.6 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Bucks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Bulls last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall. The Bulls are 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Milwaukee and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls are on the end of a back to back, but they're a young team that's playing some solid ball lately and could be riding a three-game winning streak if they dodged a last second shot against the Warriors. The Milwaukee Bucks have been hit or miss this season and their defense seems to be a work in progress. The Bucks should win this game, but this line is showing no respect in the direction of the Bulls. Give me the points.