Looking to win big? The Bucks and Bulls face off at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The Bulls are hosting the game at United Center in Chicago, IL. The Bucks are the favorites in this Central division matchup against the Bulls. The over/under for the game is set at 227.5 points.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Bulls +8

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, November 30th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-106 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 48.2% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can the Bucks Pull Off a Road Win?

Coming into today’s game vs. the Bulls, the Bucks are looking to build on their above .500 record of 13-5. The team currently sits 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 1st place in the Central division.

Milwaukee has an overall ATS record of 7-11 for the season so far. Milwaukee has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 2-7 ATS at home compared to 5-4 on the road.

Milwaukee is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 131 points versus the Heat. This output is higher than their season-average of 120.9 points per game. In terms of offense, the Bucks have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 5th in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 7th in percentage and 8th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Bucks defense is giving up 117.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 22nd in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups.

In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 13 turnovers per game, ranking 11th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 15th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.

Do the Bulls Have What it Takes at Home?

Facing the Bucks, the Bulls currently hold an overall record of 5-14 and aim to end their five game losing streak. Away from their home court, the Bulls have a 1-8 record this season, in contrast to their 4-6 record at home.

Chicago currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 6-13 at this point. The Bulls have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 4-7 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

The Bulls offense is coming off a game where they scored 97 points against the Celtics. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.3% and connected on 9 threes. Coming into the game, the Bulls offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 34%. On average, they get up 33 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 16 made free-throws.

At present, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 15th, allowing 112.8 points per game.

Opponents are hitting 56.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.7% of their three-point attempts.