Bucks vs. Bulls Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Milwaukee. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Bucks are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 215 points. Chicago actually opened as a 1-point fave, while the over-under has dropped slightly from 216.
Who the Public Likes: Milwaukee. As of Sunday morning, 76 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Bucks.
Injury Report: Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon missed the last game with a calf injury and is questionable for today. Jabari Parker is recovering from a torn ACL and is expected to return in early February. Mirza Teletovic is recovering from knee surgery and pulmonary emboli in both lungs and is out until late March. For the Bulls, Cameron Payne is out until early February as he recovers from foot surgery. Kris Dunn is out indefinitely with a brain injury.
Who the Trends Like: Milwaukee is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Chicago and 7-15 ATS in the last 22 meetings overall. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
Who We Like: Milwaukee has won its first two games since firing Jason Kidd, but it should be taken with a grain of salt as it has been against the Suns and Nets. Chicago isn't the greatest foe, but the fact of the matter is that the Bulls are a solid 11-13 straight up at home this season while the Bucks are only 9-13 on the road. Even with Dunn out, Chicago has enough balance and talent to get the job done as an underdog on its home court. The Bulls won both meetings this season in Milwaukee.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS +3