Bucks vs. Bulls Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, 2/11/19 Predictions & Odds

The Bucks had their six-game winning streak snapped at home by the Magic over the weekend but should rebound Monday night in Chicago when they visit the Bulls at 8:00 p.m. ET. That said, will they cover as nearly a double-digit favorite on the road?

Game Snapshot

563 Milwaukee Bucks at 564 Chicago Bulls

8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 11, 2019

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 9.5-point favorites to beat the Bulls. The total, meanwhile, sits at 218.5 points and as of this writing, 69% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bucks to cover the point spread.

Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin

Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) was ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Orlando. The Bucks have occasionally sat Giannis this season to limit the wear-and-tear on their superstar's knee. He's missed three games in 2018-19, but has never sat out consecutive contests. Hopefully, he'll return to the lineup Monday vs. the Bulls. Ersan Ilyasova started in place of Giannis in the three games that Antetokounmpo has missed. Ersan is averaging 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 23.6 minutes over those three previous starts. D.J. Wilson will also see an uptick in playing time with Giannis sidelined. Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton will see an increase in their usage rates.

Chicago Bulls Fantasy Spin

Otto Porter, playing against the Wizards for the first time, finished Saturday’s game with 17 points (6-of-15 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), two rebounds, two assists, two steals, one blocked shot and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes. Porter told his new teammates plenty about the Wizards as the team prepared for Saturday’s matchup, but the detailed scouting report wasn’t enough as the Bulls gave up 134 points in the loss. As for his individual game, he’s shooting 13-of-24 from the field (6-of-10 3-pointers) in his two games with Chicago. If Porter remains healthy he's a solid roster option in most leagues.

NBA Betting Trends


The Bucks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous contest.


The Bulls are 13-6 against the number in their last 19 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.


Assuming the “Greek Freak” is back in action tonight, I like the Bucks to win comfortably versus the Bulls. They’re a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games at the United Center, while the road team covered in eight of the previous nine games between these teams. The Bucks are also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 16-5 against the number in their last 21 games following a loss, and are 5-0 against the number in their last five road games. On the other side, the Bulls are just 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 home games and are 5-11-1 against the number in their last 17 games overall.

Monday NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -9.5

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