The Chicago Bulls just snapped a three-game losing streak after a comfortable 113-99 victory over the Raptors. However, the team is not out of the woods yet as they lost plenty of traction in the last few weeks and picked up nine defeats in 11 games. These are underwhelming numbers for a team that did very well early into the season. Nevertheless, Chicago maintains the no. 5 seed and still has a chance at avoiding the Play-In Tournament.
Meanwhile, the defending champions won eight of their last 10 games. They picked up the two defeats on the road and are eager to recover from a recent loss to the Timberwolves. This will be their second to the last meeting with Chicago before the regular-season closes.
Get a full preview of the Bulls vs. Bucks game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.
Bulls vs. Bucks Game Information
NEEDED A W. GOT THE W. BEEP BEEP. pic.twitter.com/o7UHoMdh63— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 22, 2022
- When: Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 670 The Score (Bulls) / SportsRadio 1250 WSSP AM (Bucks)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 / Chicago Bulls +6.5
Why Bet on the Chicago Bulls?
The Bulls return to winning ways after taking down the Raptors in front of their home crowd. However, the team is not out of the woods just yet. The Cavaliers and Raptors are breathing down their necks and trying to avoid the Play-In Tournament. The three teams are only separated by two games or less. That said, the Bulls need to follow through to get to the playoff picture safely.
Statistics tell us that the Bulls are heavy on the offense. They average 112.0 points (tenth) per game on 48.1% shooting (second). The team shoots 48.1% from the field and has enough pace to keep up with the defending champions. More than that, the visitors are the better three-point shooters of the two at 37.2% (second).
Defense is where the Bulls remain short-handed. As a team, they allow 111.2 opponent points (16th) per game on 46.9% opponent shooting (23rd). Since teams start to play with more intensity towards the end of the regular season, they have to work on their defensive game as well to put the Bucks on their toes.
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
It took a while before the Bucks warmed up to the season. Despite picking up a loss against the Timberwolves in their last outing, the side remains the clear favorites in this matchup.
Statistics tell us that the Bucks are an incredible two-way team that can deliver on offense and defense. The former tells us that they average 114.9 points (third) per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. The Bucks have competent shooters in its lineup that combine for 53.9% two-point shooting (12th) and 36.8% from deep (fourth). Additionally, the Bucks have great rebounders that average 10.3 offensive boards (13th) per game.
The Bucks’ defense produces better numbers than the Bulls. This is where we expect the pressure to come from. As a team, the defending champions average 111.3 opponent points (17th) per game on 45.3% opponent shooting (tenth). They do particularly well to defend two and three-point shots, holding opponents to 53.5% and 35.2%, respectively. On top of that, the Bucks have the better rebounding numbers at 54.8 total boards (fourth) per game.
Khris Middleton is expected to be out until the fourth week of March due to a wrist injury. Giannis Antetokounmpo is also under observation after the ‘Greek Freak’ sustained a knee injury.
Bulls vs. Bucks Betting Trends
- The Bulls are 1-4 in the last five road games (0-5 ATS).
- The Bulls are 3-7 in the last ten road games against the Bucks.
- The totals went over in five of the Bulls’ last ten road games against the Bucks.
- The Bucks are 4-1 in the last five games at Fiserv Forum.
- The Bucks are 4-1 in the last five games against the Bulls.
- The totals went under in two of the Bucks’ last five home games.
Bulls vs. Bucks Expert Betting Prediction
The Bucks without Middleton provide the Bulls some relief. However, Antetokounmpo is listed as probable which is a plus for the hosts. The Bulls need this win to build momentum towards the end of the regular season, and they need to get everything out of the duo of DeRozan and LaVine. The Bulls are capable of pulling off the upset and covering the spread, but it’s going to be tough with little rest. Overall, the Bucks remain the favorites coming into the game.
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