Bulls vs. Bucks Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks have stumbled some lately after a strong start to the season, but are heavily favored tonight at home versus the Chicago Bulls. Will Milwaukee win decisively tonight to cover the spread?
Friday, November 16, 2018
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are a 14.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 224.5 points. As of Friday afternoon, 70 percent of public bets are being placed on host Milwaukee. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bulls steamrolled at Celtics
Chicago dropped to 4-11 on the season Wednesday night with a 111-82 loss at the Boston Celtics. The Bulls actually led 24-19 after the first quarter before being outscored 32-11 in the second. Shaq Harrison paced Chicago with 16 points, six rebounds and four steals off the bench. Jabari Parker contributed 14 points, five rebounds and two assists. Wendell Carter Jr. accounted for 11 points and seven rebounds. Zach LaVine added 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Bucks edged at home by Grizzlies
Milwaukee lost 116-113 at home Wednesday night against the Grizzlies. Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks with 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. Khris Middleton tallied 25 points, five rebounds and three assists. Pat Connaughton contributed 16 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Eric Bledsoe added 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 5-0 in the last five Bulls games following an ATS loss. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.
The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last five home meetings verfsus Chicago. Milwaukee is 5-0 ATS in its last five games following an ATS loss.
The rebuilding Bulls are heavy underdogs and I'm willing to take the 14 points plus the hook. Milwaukee hasn't been playing its best basketball as of late with losses in three of their last five games. As long as Chicago can stick around for a few quarters, it should have a good chance to cover here. The backdoor cover could also be in play if the Bucks throw their backups in during the fourth quarter.. Regardless, this spread seems a bit too high for me even after the Bulls' no-show last game.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS +14.5