Bucks vs. Bulls Game 3 Prediction
With the series now tied at one game apiece, the Bucks and Bulls will shift venues for Game 3 and head to the United Center on Friday night. With the Bulls listed as 2.5-point home dogs and the total sitting at 222.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
503 Milwaukee Bucks (-2.5) at 504 Chicago Bulls (+2.5); o/u 222.5
8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, April 22, 2022
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 11-of-20 shots and 11-of-18 free throws for 33 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two blocks in 40 minutes of Wednesday's 114-110 home loss to the Bulls. The series is tied at 1-1 and heads to Chicago for Games 3 & 4 this weekend. Giannis' missed free throws took their toll as the Bucks overcame an 18-point deficit to cut it to three points late in the third quarter. But the Bulls went on a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter and were able to hang on the rest of the way. The Bucks lost Khris Middleton (sore left knee) and Bobby Portis (right eye abrasion) in this one and that also impacted the outcome of the game. No one was giving the Bulls a chance in this one but they stole one in Milwaukee tonight and the Bucks will have to regroup with Games 3 & 4 in Chicago.
Chicago Bulls DFS Notes
DeMar DeRozan hit 16-of-31 shots and 9-of-9 free throws on his way to a playoff career-high 41 points, seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks as the Bulls stunned the Bucks in Milwaukee Wednesday 114-110 to tie their series at 1-1. DeRozan put the icing on the cake in this one with an incredible driving layup against Giannis Antetokounmpo in the closing minute for two of the game's final three points and an unlikely road win for the Bulls. The Bucks had won 11 of their last 12 home playoff games and DeRozan got plenty of help from Nikola Vucevic (24 & 13), Zach LaVine (20 points) and Alex Caruso (9 points, 10 assists and a bunch of other stuff). The series will shift to Chicago for Games 3 & 4 and the Bulls suddenly look like they have life in a series most people didn't give them a chance in. They blew an 18-point lead but never fell behind and were able to hang on for the tough win.
Bucks vs. Bulls Game 3 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Bucks are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Bulls and are 11-1 against the number in their last 12 games in Chicago. They’re also 4-1 against the number in their last five road games, are 5-2 against the number in their last seven games coming off a loss and are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Conference Quarterfinals games. On the other side, the Bulls are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 1-4 against the number in their last five playoff games as an underdog and are winless at the window in their last four home games.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -2.5