The Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls meet at the United Center on Tuesday night. The Bucks have been up and down as of their last five games. They now ride a two-game losing streak and are coming off a defeat in the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. Meanwhile, the Bulls are in a better position with three wins in five games but are eager to bounce back from a 127-109 loss to the Heat.
With the regular season coming to an end, Nitrobetting goes over the must-watch games for basketball and betting fans. Check out the Bucks vs. Bulls preview below, featuring game details, crucial stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions.
Bucks vs. Bulls Game Information
- When: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks) / 670 The Score (Bulls)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Bucks (-5) / Bulls (+5)
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The defending champions have balanced stats on offense and defense. They lead the Central Division and are currently the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. There’s still a chance for the team to clinch the top spot of the conference if everything plays in their favor. The Bucks also get a little breathing room with a playoff position secured for next weekend.
As a team, Milwaukee averages 115.0 points (fourth) per game on 46.7% shooting (tenth). They have a great range within the perimeter and outside of the arc. The Bucks hit 54.3% of their two-point attempts (eighth) while averaging 36.7% from deep (sixth).
The Bucks have the upper hand on defense in this matchup. They might allow 111.9 points (18th) per game, but maintain tight opponent shooting defense at 45.5% (11th). The team keeps the paint heavily guarded and averages 43.6 points (fourth) per game. Furthermore, the Bucks are the dominant rebounding team here with 36.6 defensive boards (first) in 78 contests. Ultimately, this is how the visitors can bully their way to a win over the Bulls.
Why Bet on the Chicago Bulls?
The Bulls sit at the No. 5 seed of the Eastern Conference. There’s even a chance for the team to drop to the Play-In Tournament if they fail to grab wins in the last four regular-season games. Chicago needs to do more if they want to deliver positive results in the playoffs. But so far, their record of eight wins in the last 20 games might not provide enough momentum for the postseason.
Nevertheless, the Bulls still have promising numbers to show in this matchup. The team averages 111.7 points (11th) per game on 48.0% shooting (third). They have competent shooters that can light up the three-point line. At the moment, the team averages 36.8% from beyond the arc and is the fifth-best record in the league. The Bulls are also the better free-throw shooters in this matchup at 81.3% (third).
Defensively, the Bulls have plenty of catching up to do. They average 111.4 opponent points (16th) per game. The squad also shows inferior shooting defense compared to the Bucks at 47.1% (26th). But, the hosts are ahead of the field in short and mid-range shooting defense. The team currently averages 53.2% opponent two-point shooting (15th) percentage.
Lonzo Ball remains out of the lineup with a knee injury. The guard is expected to be out until at least the second week of April.
Bucks vs. Bulls Betting Trends
- The Bucks are 3-2 in the last five road games (3-2 ATS).
- The Bucks are 4-1 in the last five games against the Bulls (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went over once in the Bucks’ last five games against the Bulls.
- The Bulls are 3-2 in the last five games at United Center (3-2 ATS).
- The Bulls are 3-2 in the last five games (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went over twice in the Bulls’ last five home games against the Bucks.
Bucks vs. Bulls Expert Betting Prediction
The Bulls need to double the work rate if they want to record a win over the Bucks this season. The team is already 0-3 in the last three games and this is their last chance to break that losing streak. Home advantage plays in their favor this time, which means covering the spread and a victory should remain in sight. However, the Bucks come in with a healthy squad looking to secure a better conference standing with a week of regular-season basketball left. They enter the game as favorites.
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