Bulls vs. Bucks NBA Prediction
The Bulls are banged up entering Friday night’s matchup with the Bucks at 8:00 p.m. ET, but Milwaukee has also dropped six of its last 10 games both straight up and against the spread. Will Chicago cover as a double-digit road dog?
545 Chicago Bulls (+10.5) at 546 Milwaukee Bucks (-10.5); o/u 227.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 21, 2022
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Chicago Bulls DFS Spin
Lonzo Ball will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to return in 6-8 weeks. This is a longer timetable than originally expected with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski floating out a 4-6 week timeframe earlier. While this is a gut punch to the Bulls and to fantasy managers, the good news is that Lonzo should be back in time for most fantasy playoffs. Coby White and Alex Caruso are already rostered in most leagues, but Ayo Dosunmu belongs in that boat too after an impressive 3-game stretch.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 12-of-25 shots, two 3-pointers and 7-of-8 free throws on his way to 33 points, 15 rebounds, seven dimes, two steals and a block before fouling out of Wednesday's 126-114 win over the Grizzlies. None of those numbers were season highs for Giannis and there's not a lot to say here. He's really, really good at basketball and appears to be as healthy as he's ever been.
Wizards vs. Hawks NBA Betting Prediction
Instead of backing a Bulls team that will be limited or laying 10.5 points with a Bucks team that is not firing on all cylinders, I’m going to take the under instead. The under has cashed in seven of the last 10 meetings between these two teams, is 7-1-1 in the Bulls’ last nine games as a road underdog and is 11-5-1 in their last 17 road games when facing an opponent like Milwaukee that owns a winning home record. On the other side, the under is 5-2 in the Bucks’ last seven games overall, is 7-3 in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and is 4-1 in their last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BULLS/BUCKS UNDER 227.5