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Chicago BullsMilwaukee Bucks
15-18January 10, 2014, 08:30 | Bradley Center7-27

The Bucks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bulls tip off at Bradley Center on Friday in NBA play.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bucks are 7-27 so far on the season, and 12-22 ATS vs. the number. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 15-18 and 14-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 18-16 and the Bulls go 12-21 on the totals.

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This game matches up the No. 29 (Bucks) and the No. 20 (Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 86-79 result in favor of the Bulls is predicted by handicapping models.

In their last action, Chicago was a 92-87 winner at home against the Suns. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bulls grabbed a 92-87 win over the Suns on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Taj Gibson at United Center.

The Bucks were a 101-80 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Milwaukee was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Golden State and falling 101-80 at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 29-ranked offense (92.38 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 92.03 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 42.41% from the field per game, more than the Bulls have managed so far this season (42.25% on average).

Next up:
Chicago home to Charlotte, Saturday, January 11th
Milwaukee at Seattle, Saturday, January 11th