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Bucks battle vs Bulls highlights NBA odds

Chicago BullsMilwaukee Bucks
8-12December 13, 2013, 08:30 | Bradley Center5-17

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Bucks try to run the Bulls off the court at Bradley Center in pro hoops action.

The Bulls will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 7-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bucks are 7-15 ATS. Chicago is 8-12 against the total, while Milwaukee is 9-13 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The Bucks - Bulls odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 28 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 20. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-78 win for the Bulls.

Chicago was an 83-78 loser in its last match on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 161 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got 20 points from Mike Dunleavy but lost anyway 83-78 against the Knicks on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense (89.59 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.65 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 41.44% from the field per game, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (42.36% on average).

Next up:
Chicago home to Toronto, Saturday, December 14th
Milwaukee at Dallas, Saturday, December 14th