Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls Basketball Betting Tips 2/11/2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Monday, February 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 9.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 41-14. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.7 as they average 117.2 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 13-43 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 102.9 points per game and surrender 111.6, good for a point differential of -8.7.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-21-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-29-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 24-30-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 24-32-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/09/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Heel is questionable Monday vs Chicago
02/09/19 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Knee is questionable Monday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton averages 17.2 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 27.0 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Zach Lavine averages 23.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Otto Porter averages 12.9 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Milwaukee averages 117.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 111.6 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.1 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. Chicago is 28th in the league with 102.9 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Chicago is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 22nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -9.5
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