Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Bulls and Bucks. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Bucks at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 228.5 points, and the Bucks are the home favorites against the Bulls in a Central division matchup.
CHICAGO BULLS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago Bulls +8.5
This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 8:00 ET on Monday, November 13th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-106 in favor of the Bulls.
- Our projections have DeMar DeRozan finishing with DeMar DeRozan points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Bulls finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 11 threes.
Do the Bulls Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
So far this season, the Bulls has a record of 4-6, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Bucks. At this time, the team’s rank is 12th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 4th in the Central division.
So far, Chicago’s ATS record is below .500 at 4-6. In their last three home games, Chicago has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 3-3 at home compared to 1-3 on the road.
In their recent matchup, the Bulls offense ended with 119 points against the Pistons. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.4% and made 11 threes. On offense, Bulls has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 45%. So far, they are 23rd in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 78%.
Chicago’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 113.3 points per game.
Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.1 turnovers per game, which is 1st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 23rd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.5 rejections per game.
Can Milwaukee Deliver Being Favored at Home?
Today’s game is crucial for the Bucks, as they seek to avoid falling back to .500, having a record of 5-4 through nine games. Away from home, the Bucks have a 1-3 record this season, while maintaining a 4-1 record in their home games.
Milwaukee’s ATS record sits below .500 (1-8). When playing on the road, the Bucks have not managed to cover the spread, and they hold a 1-4 record at home against the spread.
Most recently, the Bucks’ offense finished with just 97 points vs. the Magic. For the game, they hit 9/29 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 49.4%. In terms of offense, the Bucks have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 9th in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 14th in percentage and 10th in three-pointers made.
So far, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 25th in the league at 119.3 points per contest.
Inside the arc, the Bucks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.7% and 36.6% from three-point territory.