Bucks vs. Bulls Prediction
The first game of ESPN’s NBA Friday night double header will take place in Chicago where the Bulls will host the Bucks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Milwaukee has been an excellent bet in previous meetings with Chicago but are the Bucks a safe play tonight as a road favorite?
521 Milwaukee Bucks (-3.5) at 522 Chicago Bulls (+3.5); o/u 238.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, March 4, 2022
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points with 17 rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one triple in Wednesday’s win over Miami. For the past month, only Joel Embiid has been more valuable in 9-cat leagues than Giannis. His newfound success from the free throw line has certainly been a catalyst – he shot 77% from the line during that stretch which bumps him up to 73% on the season. He was able to build on that tonight too, knocking down 9-of-11 freebies.
Chicago Bulls DFS Notes
Nikola Vucevic went 10-of-17 from the floor for 21 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, one trey and two turnovers across 36 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Hawks. Vucevic had his five-game, double-digit rebounding streak come to an end in Monday’s loss to Miami, pulling down just seven boards over 26 minutes, but tonight, he matched that total by halftime and returned to his double-double ways. He also canned a 3-pointer tonight, breaking a three-game, triple-less streak, but the end result was yet another loss for Chicago, which dropped them to the No. 3 seed out East.
Bucks vs. Bulls NBA Betting Prediction
The Bucks have covered in nine of their last 10 games in Chicago, while the Bulls are just 7-18 at the betting window in their last 25 home games versus a team with a winning road record. Chicago is also 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games as an underdog and are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -3.5