Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 4/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-6.5)
The Chicago Bulls (26-36) play the Milwaukee Bucks (38-23) at United Center on Friday. Chicago opens this matchup as 6.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 225.
The Milwaukee Bucks stepped onto the hardwood against the Charlotte Hornets and went home with a win by a final score of 114-104 in their last game. Milwaukee finished having earned a 50.5% FG percentage (47 of 93) and made 9 out of their 35 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Bucks made 11 of 14 shots for a rate of 78.6%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 48 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 28 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 13 steals. Regarding defense, Milwaukee allowed 46.3% from the field on 38 out of 82 shooting. Charlotte totaled 26 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Charlotte grabbed 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Charlotte finished 69.6% at the free throw line by converting 16 of their 23 attempts. They knocked down 12 out of their 35 tries from long range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:28 mins and snagged 12 rebounds. Antetokounmpo ended up going 57.9% from the field and also recorded 8 dimes. One more player that was a factor in the game for the Bucks was Brook Lopez. He collected 4 rebounds in his 26:43 minutes played on the night. He finished shooting 75.0% from the floor for the game by going 9-of-12 (22 points). When all was said and done, Lopez had accumulated 2 assists.
Milwaukee steps onto the hardwood with a record of 38-23 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.2 fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 48.2 boards per contest and has tallied 1,562 assists on the year, which ranks 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Bucks are shooting 39.2% on 3-pointers (890 of 2,272) and 75.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 119.2 points per contest (1st in basketball) while hitting 48.6% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They are surrendering 37.3% from beyond the arc and they rank 19th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.8). The Bucks defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.4% (807 of 1,103) and they relinquish 43.2 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 16th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,529 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Chicago Bulls took a loss by a score of 113-94 against the New York Knicks. The Bulls pulled down 36 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 43 in the game. They gave up possession 14 times, while recording 2 steals for this contest. The Knicks committed 16 fouls for the contest which took the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 10 shots. They were able to bury 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 60.0%. When talking about shots from distance, Chicago buried 10 of 29 tries (34.5%). When the game finished, the Bulls went 39 out of 85 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9%. The Bulls permitted the Knicks to knock down 42 out of 91 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 46.2% for the contest. They went 44.4% from beyond the arc by shooting 12 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 19 from the free throw line (89.5%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Chicago permitted New York to snag 41 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Vucevic ended up being a factor for the Bulls for this game. He knocked down 10 out of 22 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 18 rebounds. Vucevic recorded 26 points in his 37:07 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Chicago was Coby White. He ended up with 9 dimes in his 35:05 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 out of 13 from the floor. White finished going 38.5% from the floor while also totaling 12 points and 2 rebounds.
Chicago has a record of 26-36 on the campaign. The Bulls are committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 80.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.0 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per contest. Chicago has scored 6,901 pts on the season (111.3 per contest) and they average 44.6 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Bulls are hitting on 48.0% from the field, which is 8th in the NBA. The Bulls on defense are ranked 18th in the league in PPG surrendered with 112.6. The Chicago defense concedes 35.4% on 3-pointers (707 of 1,998) and opponents are connecting on 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 24.3 assists and 41.8 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 11th and 4th in the league. They are forcing 12.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (25th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+6.5)
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