At 10:00 ET, the Bulls (+140) will host the Bucks (-170) in a Central Division matchup. Milwaukee is currently on a four-game win streak and is 3.5-point favorites against Chicago. The over/under line for the game is set at 221.5.

This game can be seen on ESPN and will be played at the United Center in Chicago.


The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5

This game will be played at United Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 131-100 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 15 threes.

Will Milwaukee Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

Today, the Bucks are favored by 3.5 points on the road against the Bulls. This season, Milwaukee has been favored in 53 of their 60 games and have gone 38-15 in those games.

On average, the Bucks’ games have seen a combined scoring total of 239 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 221.5. Milwaukee has also gone 30-30 on the O/U this season, with their last four games going under the line.

In their most recent game, the Bucks defeated the Hornets by a score of 111-99. The O/U line for that game was 218.5, and Milwaukee was favored by 11.5 points.

Milwaukee’s ATS record for the season is 25-35, and they have covered the spread in their last four games. On the road, they are 12-17 ATS compared to 13-18 at home.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are currently in 3rd place with a record of 39-21. Against other teams in the East, they are 28-13 compared to 11-8 against the West.

On the season, the Bucks are one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 121.6 points per game (2nd). When playing on the road, they are averaging 119.8 points per game (3rd).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in the league in made threes per game (14.3) and 6th in three-point attempts (37.9). Overall, they are shooting 37% from deep (7th).

So far, Milwaukee has outscored the NBA scoring average in 68.3% of their games. They are also 4th in true shooting percentage and 5th in field goal percentage.

The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 117.4 points per contest. The Milwaukee defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Milwaukee.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Underdog Chicago?

The Bulls have gone 2-0 as the underdog and 13-12 ATS as the underdog at home this season. As the underdog overall, they are 12-21 and 18-15 vs. the spread.

In their games this season, the Bulls have averaged a combined scoring total of 225 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 221.5. On average, their games have had an O/U line of 222.2.

Chicago’s last game vs. the Cavaliers saw a combined scoring total of 255 points, which easily went over the O/U line of 217. The Bulls were 5.5-point underdogs in that game and won by a score of 132-123.

Chicago is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 28-31. In the Central Division, they are in 4th place. This season, they are 16-14 at home and 12-17 on the road.

This year, the Bulls have an ATS record of 31-27, including going 16-14 vs. the spread at home. Their average scoring differential at home is +1.0 PPG.

At home, the Bulls are averaging 112.2 points per game (24th) compared to 111.6 points per game on the road (21st). Overall, they are 25th in the NBA with 111.9 points per game.

Chicago’s offense is 27th in the league in assists at 24.6 per game. In terms of pace, they are 27th at 97.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%. Inside the arc, they are 23rd in two-point shooting (52%) and 25th from three-point range (35%).

This season, the Bulls’ defense is the 12th ranked defense in the NBA at 12th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 55.9% of their games. Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.7 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.1 rejections per game.