Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls
October 11, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Bulls -2 / Milwaukee Bucks +2
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls meet Tuesday in NBA action at the United Center. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost 10 of their last 11 preseason games. The Chicago Bulls have won 9 of their last 10 preseason games.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 113 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 123 points on 54.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Jevon Carter is averaging 17 points and 3 assists. Bobby Portis is the third double-digit scorer and Grayson Allen is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 125 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 129 points on 49.5 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21 points and 3 assists, while Javonte Green is averaging 18 points and 5 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Zach LaVine is dishing 3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 88.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The under is 10-2 in Bucks last 12 overall. The under is 20-8 in Bulls last 28 overall. The Bucks are 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Chicago and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks don’t win preseason games, and this has been an issue dating back to the last 2 seasons. The Bucks are an experienced team that knows what they have, and they just don’t put pressure on guys to play or take things all that serious. The Chicago Bulls have been the opposite as they’ve piled up preseason wins lately and their defensive effort has picked up the last two games. I’ll lay the bucket with the Bulls here at home.