Bulls vs. Bucks Prediction
The shorthanded and possibly fatigued Bulls will hit the road tonight to take on the Bucks at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Chicago is a 2.5-point road underdog in Milwaukee tonight while the over/under is sitting at 203 points. Neither the side nor the total has experienced any movement at the betting window as of this writing.
The Bulls were without Derrick Rose (elbow) and Taj Gibson (ribs) for their 94-90 loss to the Pistons at the United Center on Saturday. Gibson has a better chance of returning tonight but Rose is likely to make his return on Tuesday when Chicago travels to Memphis. Being shorthanded, tired, and playing on the road isn't a great recipe for success.
Oh, and the Bucks are playing pretty well.
Milwaukee would match its longest winning streak since a season-high four-game win streak in the second week of the season if it can beat Chicago tonight. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with his fifth triple-double since the All-Star Break in a 113-110 victory over Orlando on Friday and Jabari Parker is averaging 23.5 points on 75 percent shooting his last two games.
The home team has covered in nine of the last 12 meetings between these two teams while the Bucks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The Bulls are just 4-10 against the number in their last 14 games playing on back-to-back nights.
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