Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 4/17/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+10)
The Chicago Bulls (46-36) are en route to Fiserv Forum on Sunday where they will meet the Milwaukee Bucks (51-31). Milwaukee opens as 10-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 228.5.
The Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Timberwolves and walked away with a win by a score of 124-120 in their last game. Chicago walked away from the game having earned a 53.0% field goal percentage (44 out of 83) and knocked down 10 of their 21 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Bulls converted 26 of their 33 shots for a rate of 78.8%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 22 assists in this matchup while creating 9 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When it comes to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 50.5% from the field on 46 out of 91 shooting. Minnesota earned 32 dimes and had 30 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Minnesota grabbed 23 boards (9 offensive, 14 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Minnesota ended up going 77.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 22 attempts. They also made 11 of 31 shots from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the Bulls finished with 22 while the Timberwolves totaled 13 fouls.
Patrick Williams is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He was able to score 35 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. He played 41 minutes and snagged 4 rebounds. Williams shot 47.6% from the field and totaled 4 assists.
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Chicago enters this contest with a record of 46-36 on the year. They average 111.6 points per game (13th in basketball) while connecting on 48.0% from the field. The Bulls are hitting 36.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (872 of 2,364) and 81.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Chicago is snagging 42.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,958 dimes so far this year, which is 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 17th in basketball in opponents points per game (112.0). The Bulls defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.4% (3,397 of 7,170) and they relinquish 43.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 17th in basketball in giving up assists with 2,049 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks went home defeated by a final of 133-115 against the Cavaliers. When talking about rebounds, Milwaukee permitted Cleveland to grab 38 in total (10 on the offensive side). They finished 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 19 out of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). The Bucks allowed the Cavaliers to make 51 of 94 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 54.3% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Bucks ended up going 39 for 88 from the floor which had them shooting 44.3%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Milwaukee converted 12 of 30 tries (40.0%). They were able to make 25 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.1%. The Cavaliers were called for 10 personal fouls for the game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for 32 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Bucks were able to snag 33 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the matchup.
Sandro Mamukelashvili pitched in for the Bucks for the contest. He made 10 of 18 for this game for a rate of 55.6%, and had 13 rebounds. Mamukelashvili earned 28 points in his 43 mins on the court and had 4 assists in this matchup.
Milwaukee has a mark of 51-31 on the year. The Bucks are responsible for committing 18.2 fouls every game and they connect on 77.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (18th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per contest. Milwaukee has scored 9,470 pts this year (115.5 per game) and they pull in 46.7 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bucks are hitting on 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 12th in the NBA.
The Bucks defensively are ranked 19th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 112.1. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the field (11th in the league). The Milwaukee defense surrenders 35.6% on 3-pointers (1,186 of 3,328) and their opposition knocks down 75.1% of their foul shots. They relinquish 25.9 dimes and 44.1 total rebounds per game, which is 25th and 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-10)
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