Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago are set to face each other on Friday. It will be Milwaukee Bucks who will be hosting Chicago Bulls at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisc. The match features two teams from the Eastern Conference coming from a negative sequence of games and looking to recover from previous defeats with a win.
This will be the first time the two teams will face each other this season. Currently, Chicago Bulls are leaders in the Eastern Conference points table while the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks are 4th in the points table.
Going in the game, the Bucks enjoys home advantage but the visitors, Chicago Bulls have been one of the ruthless teams this season.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Prediction: Match Odds
The 2021 NBA champions make another positive season and tend to fight for the title for the second year in a row. The Bucks currently sit at the fifth position in the Eastern Conference standings, with a positive 15-8 record playing at home and a 13-11 record playing away from Milwaukee.
One of the most traditional teams in the NBA is living a dream season and they also are serious contenders for the title this year. The Bulls are playing an excellent level of basketball and they are ranked as the best team in the Eastern Conference, so far. They have an impressive 16-6 home record and a good 12-9 road record.
This is the first time Bucks and Bulls play against each other this season.
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Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Prediction: Game Analysis
So far, the Bucks are making a consistent NBA regular season campaign and it looks like their place in the NBA playoffs is well secured. They are the fifth-best team in the Eastern Conference, with a .587 win percentage. In addition to their good win percentage, their road record compared with other teams from the East is very steady and this contributes to their good placement in the standings.
In their last 10 games, the squad from Wisconsin got important victories such as the road win against the Brooklyn Nets and the home win against the Warriors. In most of their 10 last matches, they were able to keep the consistency of scoring a good amount of points against their opponents.
For example, the Bucks beat the Warriors by 118-99 and the Nets by 121-109. They are ranked as the fifth-best offense in the league, as they have 111.7 points per game average, and they also have a well-balanced defense, due to the fact they do not allow their opponents to score a lot of points against them.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks’ power-forward, continues to make great performances and he is paving the way to win another MVP title. The power-forward has the third-best points per game average in the league, 28.5 PPG, as well as the sixth-best rebounds per game average in the NBA and the highest number of blocks in his team.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
Brook Lopez – Back Injury
Jrue Holiday – Ankle Injury
The Bulls continue to be the leaders in the Eastern Conference standings. However, they come to Milwaukee with a negative sequence of games in their bag and a win is vital for the squad from Chicago. In their last 10 games, the Bulls have more defeats than wins and they saw their rivals from Miami getting closer in the Eastern Conference standings.
Nets, Warriors, Celtics and Grizzlies made the life of the Bulls difficult last week and the Illinois team collected four defeats in these four matches. Not only did the squad from Chicago lose, but they also collected bad statistics in these games.
For example, their defensive system, which can be considered regular, saw Warriors and Nets score 138 points on them, 29 points above their opponents per game average. Regarding their offense, the Bulls have an average of scoring at least 111 points against their opponents and they were not able to reach its mark on two occasions out of these four defeats, against Warriors and Grizzlies.
Just like the Greek center is the leader for the Bucks, DeMar DeRozan is the leader for the Bulls. The veteran is having an outstanding season wearing the Bulls jersey and he has one of the best points per game average in the league, 25.6 PPG.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Prediction: Chicago Bulls Injuries
Patrick Williams – Wrist Injury
Derrick Jones Jr. – Knee Injury
Zach LaVine – Knee Injury
Javonte Green – Groin Injury
Lonzo Ball – Knee Injury
Alex Caruso – Foot Injury
Tyler Cook – Ankle Injury
Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Prediction: Game Prediction
Bucks vs Bulls tend to be a close game due to the fact both teams come from negative sequences and need a win to go back to a winning track.
Despite the fact the Bulls have an excellent record playing away from the United Center, a team playing at home have always the advantage and it looks like this will be the case. The Bucks are extremely strong playing at the Fiserv Forum and this is why they have a small advantage this Friday.