Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Parlay 12/26/2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Chicago Bulls head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 5 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 10-22. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.0 as they are averaging 99.4 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 17-14. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 18-12-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 16-16-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-14-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-11-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/24/17 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Chicago
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Kris Dunn averages 12.8 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%. Lauri Markkanen comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Khris Middleton averages 20.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 29.6 points per contest while playing 38 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 10.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 106.4 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Chicago averages 99.4 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.97 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks give up 105.5 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.9 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16 per contest this year. Milwaukee is 15th in the NBA with 105.1 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.39. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.5. The Bucks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 13.
The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 12th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Chicago is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago +5 and over 212 total points
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