Bucks vs Bulls Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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The Milwaukee Bucks (22-11) visit the Chicago Bulls (14-19) at United Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. The Bulls are slight, 2.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 230.5 points.

How to bet Bucks vs. Bulls

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -139 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +118 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Bucks vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: United Center

Bucks vs. Bulls Betting Trends

In the Bucks’ 33 games this year, they have 17 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has been the favorite in 26 games this season and has come away with the win 20 times (76.9%) in those contests. Bucks games this year have gone over the total in 16 out of 33 opportunities (48.5%).

The Bulls are 16-17-0 against the spread this year. Chicago has put together a 9-12 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 42.9% of those games). Bulls games this season have hit the over 45.5% of the time (15 out of 33 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 28 31.2 11.2 5.1 0.9 0.9 0.8
Jrue Holiday 26 18.9 5.3 7.5 1.5 0.5 2.2
Brook Lopez 32 14.9 5.9 1.2 0.5 2.5 2.1
Bobby Portis 33 13.4 10 1.8 0.3 0.3 1
Grayson Allen 30 10.2 3.6 2.5 0.7 0.2 1.7

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 33 26 5 5 0.9 0.4 0.4
Zach LaVine 29 22.1 4.4 4.2 1.1 0 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 33 16.7 10.2 2.9 0.6 0.7 1.7
Ayo Dosunmu 31 9.5 3.1 2.7 0.7 0.4 1
Patrick Williams 33 9.5 4.1 1.3 0.6 1 1.4
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Bucks vs. Bulls Injury Report

Bulls: Alex Caruso: Questionable (Concussion), Derrick Jones: Doubtful (Ankle), Javonte Green: Questionable (Right Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee ranks 17th in the NBA with 112.6 points per game so far this season. At the other end, it ranks sixth with 110.1 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Bucks have played better when playing at home this year, averaging 118.2 points per game, compared to 106.8 per game in away games. The Bucks have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 112.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.2 points more than the 112.6 they’ve scored this year.

This year, Milwaukee is draining 13 treys per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35% (16th-ranked) from three-point land. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Bucks have taken 58% two-pointers (accounting for 68.2% of the team’s baskets) and 42% threes (31.8%).

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What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

On offense Chicago is the 16th-ranked squad in the league (113.4 points per game). Defensively it is 18th (115.1 points conceded per game). At home the Bulls are scoring 113.1 points per game, 0.6 fewer points than they are averaging away (113.7). While the Bulls are posting 113.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, tallying 117.7 a contest.

Beyond the arc, Chicago is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is ranked 10th in 3-point percentage at 36.8%. The Bulls attempt 33.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 66.7% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.3% of the Bulls’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 74.7% are 2-pointers.

Bucks vs. Bulls Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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