Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (29-5) at Chicago Bulls (13-20)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +8 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls meet Monday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.5 points and 12.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing three assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won 10 of their last 12 road games.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.7 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cody White is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last six home games.
The Bucks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 overall. The under is 6-2 in Bulls last 8 home games. The Bucks are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls are playing some of their best basketball as of late and are 6-3 ATS when an underdog of five or more points. The Milwaukee Bucks continue to beat the snot out of teams and have been covering numbers in the process, but Antetokounmpo being questionable does scare me a bit. Not knowing if the Bucks are going to have their best player, I'm forced to lean toward the Bulls at home and the points.