The Milwaukee Bucks (57-22) host the Chicago Bulls (38-41) at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. The contest starts at 7:30 PM ET and airs on ESPN. The Bucks are 7.5-point favorites in the game, the fourth matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s over/under is 230.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Bulls
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -298 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +241 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.
Bucks vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Bulls Betting Trends
The Bucks are 41-33-5 against the spread this season. Milwaukee has won 53, or 81.5%, of the 65 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Bucks games this year have gone over the point total 39 times in 79 opportunities (49.4%).
The Bulls have 41 wins against the spread in 79 games this year. Chicago has gone 19-26 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 42.2% of those games). Bulls games this year have hit the over 44.3% of the time (35 out of 79 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks: Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Meyers Leonard: Probable (Calf), Jevon Carter: Out (Knee), Grayson Allen: Out (Ankle), Khris Middleton: Out (Injury Management)
Bulls: Alex Caruso: Probable (Foot), Javonte Green: Probable (Knee)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
With 117.3 points per game on offense, Milwaukee ranks sixth in the NBA. On defense, it cedes 113.2 points per contest, which ranks 14th in the league. The Bucks are scoring 119.3 points per game in home games. When playing on the road, they are averaging 115.3 points per contest. The Bucks have been racking up 125.2 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s significantly higher than the 117.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.
Milwaukee ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fourth-best in the league with 14.8 threes per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 10th with a 36.7% shooting percentage from downtown. This season, the Bucks have taken 55.5% two-pointers, accounting for 65.6% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 44.5% from three-point land (34.4% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
With 113.5 points scored per game and 112.3 points allowed, Chicago is 18th in the league offensively and seventh defensively. At home, the Bulls score 114.3 points per game. On the road, they score 112.6. The Bulls have played worse offensively in their previous 10 games, compiling 113.1 points per contest, 0.4 fewer points their than season average of 113.5.
In 2022-23 Chicago is second-worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.5 per game) and rank 14th in 3-point percentage (36.3%). The Bulls attempt 33.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 24.5% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 66.8% of their shots, with 75.5% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this contest is the Bucks, and we project that Bucks will cover the spread (Bucks -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230.5 points.
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