The Milwaukee Bucks take on the Chicago Bulls in a Central Division battle Tuesday at the United Center. Milwaukee is 48-30 overall and is projected into the top four seeds in the East. Chicago is also heading to the playoffs, going 45-33 overall and 27-11 at home. Zach LaVine (knee) was ruled out for the Bulls after initially being listed as likely, with Matt Thomas (leg) listed as questionable and Lonzo Ball (knee) out. Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is listed as likely for the Bucks.
Milwaukee is a 6.5-point road favorite for this 8 p.m. ET whistleblower. The total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, or the most-under, is 231 in the latest Bucks vs. Bulls odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Before making Bulls vs Bucks picks, you must see NBA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set his sights on Bucks vs. Bulls, and has just locked in his NBA picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Bucks vs Bulls:
- Difference Bucks vs Bulls: Bucks -6.5
- Bucks vs. Bulls over-under: 231 points
- Money line Bucks vs Bulls: Bucks -270, Bulls +220
- MIL: Bucks are 7-6 ATS in divisional play
- CHI: Bulls are 9-6 ATS in divisional play
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Why the Bucks can cover
Milwaukee is exceptionally hard to stop and Chicago struggles on defense. The Bucks are in the NBA’s top five in offensive efficiency, scoring 1.14 points per possession. Milwaukee is in the top quartile of the league in 3-point accuracy (36.7%), 2-point accuracy (54.2%) and free throw attempts (22.8 per game), and the Bucks commit just 13.5 turnovers per contest.
Chicago ranks in the bottom third of the league in points allowed per possession, and the Bulls are struggling to contest shots. The Bulls are No. 26 in the NBA in field goal percentage allowed, No. 26 in 3-point percentage allowed and No. 24 in turnover creation. With the Bucks also excelling in defensive rebounds and free-throw prevention, the math tilts in Milwaukee’s favor.
Why the Bulls can cover
Chicago is a fantastic offensive team, scoring 112.7 points per 100 possessions. The Bulls are particularly elite when it comes to shooting accuracy, ranking No. 3 in the NBA in field goal percentage at 48.0%. Chicago is also in the top four in the league in 3-point shooting (36.8%) and free throw shooting (81.3%). The Bulls are bolstering their efficiency with terrific ball safety, committing just 12.6 turnovers per game, and the Bucks have notable defensive shortcomings. Milwaukee is last in the league in 3-pointers allowed, and the Bucks rank 28th in blocked shots and 25th in turnover creation.
The Bulls are also in the NBA top tier in defensive rebounding, getting 73.6% of available rebounds, and opponents are making just 11.6 3-pointers per game against Chicago.
How to Make Bucks vs. Bulls Picks
SportsLine’s model leans into the total, projecting a combined 236 points. The model also indicates that one side of the gap hits in more than 50% of the simulations. You can only see the model’s Bulls vs Bucks pick on SportsLine.
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