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Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Bucks travelling to Chicago Monday to face the Bulls on Monday.
The Bulls bring a 6-6 record (3-9 ATS) to the battle against the 6-5 Bucks, who are 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 5-7 so far and the Bucks go 6-5. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 15 and the Bucks at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-97 result in favor of the Bucks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 23-ranked offense (94.2 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 19 at 98.8 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, less than the Bucks have managed so far this season (45.2% on average).
Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 98 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
The Bulls were a 93-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Milwaukee was victimized for 22 points and 19 rebounds by Carlos Boozer as the Bulls defeated the Bucks 93-86 in NBA action on Saturday.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Bucks at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Milwaukee's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 12 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Chicago is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games at home
Milwaukee home to New York, Wednesday, November 28
Chicago home to Dallas, Wednesday, November 28