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Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks host Chicago on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-4 mark against the 5-6 Bulls in NBA action at Bradley Center.
Milwaukee battles the Bulls, currently with a 5-6 mark (2-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 6-4 for the Bucks and 5-6 for the Bulls. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 18-rated Bulls taking on the No. 19-rated Bucks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-97 win for the Bucks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 101.2 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 9 at 94.1 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.6 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.
The Bulls were a 93-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got 21 points from Nate Robinson but lost anyway 93-89 against the Rockets on Wednesday at Toyota Center.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 113-106 result against the Heat on November 21. The Bucks covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 219 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brandon Jennings scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Bucks to victory (they lost 113-106 to Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday).
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bulls at Bucks trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games at home
Chicago home to Milwaukee, Monday, November 26
Milwaukee at Chicago, Monday, November 26