Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 1 point favorites.
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The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 25-22. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 105.0 points per contest while giving up 105.8 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 18-31. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per contest and giving up 108.9, which is a point differential of -5.3.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-23-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-20-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-18-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 27-22-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
01/26/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Calf is "?" Sunday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/18/18 PG Kris Dunn Concussion is out indefinitely
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 28.5 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Khris Middleton averages 20.4 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Justin Holiday averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 105 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.74 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.7 per game. The Bucks allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 21st in the league with 103.6 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.31. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Bulls are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Bulls surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game this season.
The Bucks are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Milwaukee is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Chicago is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 9th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -1
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