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Feb 4, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

19-6TEAM RECORD10-12

Bradley Center will feature Bucks vs. Bulls action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Bucks bring a 10-12 record (11-11 ATS) to the battle against the 19-6 Bulls, who are 14-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 12-9-1 so far and the Bulls go 13-12.

View Chicago vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bucks in this one, they're listed as 4.5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 191 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Bucks and the No. 3-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 102-93 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 16-ranked offense (94.1 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 88.4 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 43.1% from the field per game, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.4 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was a 105-102 winner on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bulls got a 32-point performance from Derrick Rose as Chicago handed New York a 105-102 defeat on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were an 88-80 loser as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 168 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brandon Jennings scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Bucks to victory (they lost 88-80 to Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday).

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 7-3
After playing New York are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulls at Bucks trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Chicago is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
Milwaukee is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Milwaukee is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at New Jersey, Monday, February 6
Milwaukee home to Phoenix, Tuesday, February 7

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