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Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 2/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls
Date & Time Monday February 11, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
United Center
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Chicago Bulls +9.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5
TV Channel
NBCH, FSWI
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for another win after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.2 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27 points and 12.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.2 points and 4.2 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won their last five road games.

The Chicago Bulls could use a win after losing 17 of their last 20 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.1 points and 4.3 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 18.4 points and 8.5 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Dunn is dishing 6.5 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have’nt won a home game since December 21.

The Bucks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Chicago and the road team is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Bulls last 4 overall. The under is 7-0 in Bucks last 7 Monday games.

I was screwed the last time the Milwaukee Bucks played, as Giannis Antetokounmpo was ruled out at the last minute. With this line, I'm assuming the Bucks star player will be in the lineup. If that's the case, give me the Bucks by double digits. The Bucks have been one of the more consistent teams both SU and ATS, and they've been covering these big numbers all year. Majority of the Bucks recent wins have come by double digits and are 17-8 ATS this season when favored by at least seven points. It's to the point I just lay the number with the Bucks regardless of their opponent, obviously assuming Antetokounmpo is playing. 

Pick:
Milwaukee Bucks -9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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