Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls NBA Game Picks 2/25/2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Monday, February 25, 2019. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 11.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 45-14. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.7 as they average 117.0 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 16-44 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 103.7 points per game and surrender 111.7, good for a point differential of -8.0.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-22-2 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-32-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 26-31-2 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 26-33-0 against the over/under this year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/24/19 PG George Hill Shoulder left last game, is questionable Monday vs Chicago
02/24/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Heel is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
02/23/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Leg left last game, is questionable Monday vs Milwaukee
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game. He averages 6.0 assists per game and 12.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Zach Lavine scores 23.3 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Lauri Markkanen averages 19.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.0 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 117.0 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 48.9 boards per contest and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.2 per game. The Bucks allow 107.3 points per contest, which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 28th in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.98. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 22.0. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Bulls give up 111.7 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
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 102.8 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 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 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 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -11.5
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