Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Milwaukee Bucks (45-25) go to United Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Bulls (30-40).
The Milwaukee Bucks played the Indiana Pacers and earned the victory with a final of 142-133 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest having earned a 57.4% field goal percentage (54 out of 94) and buried 11 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Bucks made 23 of their 31 shots for a percentage of 74.2%. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned a total of 51 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 34 assists for the game while forcing 7 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With respect to the defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 45.5% from the field on 50 out of 110 shooting. Indiana distributed 34 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Indiana collected 40 boards (12 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Indiana went 80.0% from the charity stripe by making 12 of 15 attempts. They also made 21 out of their 43 attempts from beyond the arc.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who had an impact for this game. He ended up finishing with 40 points on 14 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 35:05 mins and totaled 15 boards. Antetokounmpo finished the game shooting 77.8% from the floor and totaled 6 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He grabbed 4 rebounds in his 33:58 minutes on the court. He finished 52.9% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 9-of-17 (22 points). When the final whistle blew, Middleton totaled 6 assists.
Milwaukee steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 45-25 this season. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee is pulling in 48.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,791 dimes this year, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Bucks are shooting 39.0% on shots from distance (1,013 of 2,597) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 120.2 points per game (1st in the league) while shooting 48.8% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 16th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,756 relinquished so far this season. The Bucks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.6% (920 of 1,282) and they relinquish 43.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 38.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 21st in the league in opponents points per game (114.3).
For their last game, the Chicago Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 114-102 against the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls were able to pull down 43 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 51 for the matchup. They coughed it up 18 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. The Raptors committed 14 fouls for the game which took the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throws for a percentage of 70.0%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Chicago converted 17 out of 36 attempts (47.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulls shot 45 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.2%. The Bulls permitted the Raptors to make 40 out of 90 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from distance by going 12 out of 36 and finished the game at 10 out of 18 from the free throw line (55.6%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Chicago allowed Toronto to get 32 in total (7 offensive).
Zach LaVine ended up being a major contributor for the Bulls for the contest. He made 8 of 15 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. LaVine earned 24 points in his 34:33 minutes on the court and earned 2 assists in this contest. Another guy that was pivotal for Chicago was Coby White. He ended up with 10 assists in his 41:47 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 7 out of 12 from the floor. White finished going 58.3% from the field while also collecting 17 points and 5 boards.
Chicago has a mark of 30-40 so far this year. Chicago has earned 7,760 points on the season (110.9 per contest) and they pull in 44.9 rebounds per game. The Bulls have committed 19.0 personal fouls every game and they go 79.3% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulls are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which is 8th in the league. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per game (5th in the league) and they turn it over 15.2 times per game. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 15th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.7. The Chicago defense concedes 35.6% on three-point shots (803 of 2,257) and opponents are connecting on 77.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 24.2 dimes and 42.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 10th and 4th in basketball. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the floor (23rd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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