Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks - 4/27/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (54-32) vs Chicago Bulls (47-39)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks duke it out in Game 5 at the Fiserv Forum on Wednesday night.
The Chicago Bulls will be hoping to stave off elimination after getting thrashed by the Bucks in a 119-95 loss in Game 4 on Sunday. Zach LaVine led the team with 24 points and 13 assists, DeMar DeRozan added 23 points with five rebounds and three assists while Patrick Williams chipped in with 20 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Bulls shot just 38 percent from the field and nine of 36 from the 3-point line as they struggled to match the Bucks early on and were always fighting an uphill battle after scoring just 41 points in the first half. The Bulls needed much more from their bench as their reserves combined for just 17 points compared to the Bucks’ bench who finished with 39 points thanks to a big game from Grayson Allen.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks will be looking to book their ticket to the second round after making light work of the Bulls in a dominant win in Game 4. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 32 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists, Grayson Allen provided the spark off the bench with 27 points on 10 of 12 shooting, Jrue Holiday scored 26 points with seven assists while Bobby Portis chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Bucks shot a healthy 52 percent from the field and 17 of 33 from the 3-point line as they held the Bulls to just 19 points in the second quarter to take a 15-point lead at halftime which only grew in the second half where the Bucks ran away with it. Allen was the real x-factor in this one as he outscored the Bulls’ bench by himself.
Looking at the betting trends, the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a road underdog, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record and 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bucks are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight playoff games as a favorite.
Head to head, the under is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall, the Bulls are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Bulls are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Milwaukee.
The Bulls are now just one loss away from an early playoff exit and they’re going to be shorthanded as Alex Caruso and Zach LaVine are both on the injury report. The Bucks are still without Khris Middleton, while George Hill is listed as questionable, but they hold all the momentum and still have more than enough firepower to get another big win and cover if they come out focused like they were on Sunday. The line is quite hefty, but the Bucks looked great in their last two wins and I think they can stay hot with another win and cover to close this one out.
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