Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

 | March 22, 2022

Two Eastern Conference teams face off on Tuesday night, who's the best bet in this one?

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Zach Lavine, DeMar DeRozan, and the Chicago Bulls face off against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in Milwaukee. Chicago has hit a rough patch recently, so a win here would be a big boost to morale and their standings.

The key for them in this game is to limit the effectiveness of Giannis Antetokounmpo, tasked with guarding Giannis is DeMar DeRozan. Although DeRozan is a strong perimeter defender, he lacks the size to stop Giannis in the paint. 

The Bulls have one of the top ten offenses in the NBA in scoring (111.99 ppg). However, it won't matter much if their defense surrenders points to the Milwaukee Bucks. We saw this in a recent game against the Phoenix Suns, Chicago allowed Phoenix to score 129 points.  

The Milwaukee Bucks are ranked No.3 in the NBA in terms of points per game. On average, Milwaukee scores 114.92 per game, while their defense allows 111.28. Their defense lost them a recent game against the Minnesota Timberwolves where they allowed 138 points. 

For Milwaukee, they mainly need to get their defense together before they face the Bulls. Their offense is one of the best in the NBA, but their defense loses these big games. DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine are Chicago's best scorers, if the Bucks can shut them down, they'll win this game. 

In terms of who to pick here, we first need to get a good look at the spread. The Milwaukee Bucks come into this game as 7.5-point favorites, when they last played the Bulls, they won 118-112. 

Against the spread, the Milwaukee Bucks have a 33-38 record, at home against the spread, the Bucks are 14-22. Because of this and the Bulls offense, we'd rather take the Chicago Bulls +7.5 here.

We do believe the Milwaukee Bucks will win this game, but fail to cover the spread. They've gone 9-1 against Chicago in their last ten meetings, but have only covered the spread six times. 

We'd also recommend taking the under in this game because it's set at a whopping 233.5. In their last ten meetings, the total has gone under seven times. 

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Ricky Gray

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