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Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks Stats and Trends

Milwaukee is welcoming the first-place Bulls to its arena at a good time. The Bucks, who will only be missing Brook Lopez with a back injury, will be catching a Chicago team that is playing without Lonzo Ball and Zach LaVine.

Milwaukee has struggled recently, going 4-6 over its last ten games, but have still been effective on offense, averaging 133.3 points per game.

Bulls at Bucks Stats

Looking at the Chicago stats

DeMar DeRozan has given the Bulls plenty of scoring punch, ranking eighth in the league by averaging 25.7 points per game. Against the Cavaliers, Chicago had four players reach double figures.

In addition to DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, Ayo Dosunmu, and Coby White all scored in double figures. Vucevic also grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bulls.

The Bulls’ offense ranks in the top five in three categories. Chicago shoots 47.5 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from the 3-point line, which are the top marks in the league.

The Bulls also shoot 81 percent at the free-throw line, which ranks fourth in the league. Chicago could do better getting to the line, as the Bulls rank 20th in the league by reaching the charity stripe 20.6 times per game.

Looking at the Milwaukee stats

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is third in the NBA by averaging 28.6 points per game. Atntetokounmpo also leads the team by averaging 11.3 rebounds per game. Milwaukee guard Jrue Holiday leads the Bucks by averaging 6.6 assists and 1.6 steals per contest.

Grayson Allen has been shooting well from outside for Milwaukee, knocking down 39 percent of his attempts and averaging 12 points per game.

The Bucks’ offense is heavily dependent on shooting well from the 3-point line. Milwaukee ranks seventh in the league by knocking down 36.2 percent of its shots from the perimeter. The Bucks’ defense limits their opponents to 43.8 percent shooting, which ranks third in the league.

Milwaukee also ranks fifth in the league in 3-point defense, limiting its opponents to 33.7 percent shooting from the outside.

Betting Trends for Chicago at Milwaukee

  • Chicago is 25-18 against the spread.
  • Milwaukee is 21-26 against the spread.
  • The over is 22-20-1 in the Bulls’ games.
  • Twenty-seven of the Bucks’ 47 games have gone under the total.
  • The over is 4-0-1 in Chicago’s last five games.

Who to Bet Bulls at Bucks

Top sportsbooks have Milwaukee as a 9-point favorite. The Bucks are -420 on the moneyline, while the Bulls are +320. The over/under is set at 227.5.

The Bucks haven’t played well as of late but are catching Chicago at the right time. Expect Milwaukee’s firepower to be too much for a depleted Chicago offense.

There will be plenty of points scored this game, but the Bucks’ 3-point shooting will carry them to a victory where they just cover the spread.

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