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Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks

March 1, 2024




The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to Chicago, Illinois to face the Chicago Bulls at the United Center with the game scheduled to start at 10:00 PM ET on Friday night and will air on ESPN and NBC Chicago.

Milwaukee Bucks Team Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season with a record of 38-21 which gives them the 3rd best record in the conference and are on a four-game winning streak following Thursday’s 111-99 win on the road against the Charlotte Hornets. 

The success of the Bucks this season can be attributed to their offensive play as they rank 2nd in the league in scoring with an average of 121.81 points per game, however, because Milwaukee plays at a faster pace than the average NBA team it leaves them vulnerable defensively as they are allowing an average of 117.71 points per game which ranks 22nd in the league this season. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo remains one of the best players in the league and enters this game 3rd in the NBA in scoring with an average of 30.7 points per game while also leading the team in rebounds and steals with an average of 11.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they travel to face the Chicago Bulls.

Chicago Bulls Team Preview

The Chicago Bulls enter this game with a record of 28-31 which puts them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference while having won two of their previous three games including a double-overtime win at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday by a score of 132-123. Offensively, the Bulls have been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NBA as they are averaging the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 111.55 points per game, however, Chicago has been one of the better teams defensively in the league as they are allowing the 11th fewest points per game with an average of 112.97 points per game. 

Nikola Vucevic has played a pivotal role in the success the Bulls have had this season and enters this game averaging a double-double with 17.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls will look to build off the momentum following the win at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

Odds and Series Trends

JustBet has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Milwaukee has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings against Chicago. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Bulls have covered the spread in three straight games in the series. The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-34-1 ATS overall, 12-17 ATS on the road, 23-29-1 ATS as a favorite, and 4-12 ATS in division games this season while the Chicago Bulls are 31-27-1 ATS overall, 15-14-1 ATS at home, 18-15-1 ATS as an underdog and 7-5 ATS in division games on the year.

Game Pick

Milwaukee enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three contests. However, the Bulls have been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series, going 3-0 ATS in the last three games while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 31-27-1 ATS overall and 7-5 ATS in division games while the Bucks are 25-34-1 ATS overall and 4-12 ATS in division games. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Chicago Bulls when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Chicago Bulls +4