Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 4/20/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+10)
The Chicago Bulls (46-36) are on their way to Fiserv Forum on Wednesday where they will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (51-31) in Game 2 of their series. Chicago is 10-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 225.
The Bulls ended up losing by a score of 93-86 in Game 1. Chicago finished the game having earned a 32.3% FG percentage (31 out of 96) and made 7 out of their 37 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bulls knocked down 17 of 19 tries for a rate of 89.5%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 53 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 17 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In the matter of defending, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 40.5% from the field on 34 out of 84 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 58 dimes and had 19 steals in the game. In addition, Milwaukee grabbed 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Milwaukee finished the contest at 65.2% at the charity stripe by burying 15 of 23 attempts. They converted 10 of 38 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Bulls finished with 22 and the Bucks recorded 21 personal fouls.
Nikola Vucevic is a guy who was a factor in this game. He left the arena with 24 points on 9 of 27 shooting. He played 39 minutes and also pulled down 17 rebounds. Vucevic finished the game at 33.3% from the field and also distributed 3 assists.
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Chicago heads into this matchup with a record of 46-36 for the year. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a group they commit 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Chicago is collecting 42.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,958 assists this year, which is 19th in basketball in terms of passing. The Bulls are connecting on 36.9% on shots from downtown (872 of 2,364) and 81.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.6 points per outing (13th in the league) while connecting on 48.0% from the field.
Defensively, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 17th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 2,049 relinquished on the season. The Bulls defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.4% (3,397 of 7,170) and they surrender 43.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 36.6% from beyond the arc and they rank 17th in the league in points per game from their opponents (112.0).
In the Game 1 rebounding department, Milwaukee allowed Chicago to grab 37 in total (16 on the offensive side). They went 18.9% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 19 at the charity stripe (89.5%). The Bucks permitted the Bulls to bury 31 out of 96 tries from the field which had them shooting 32.3% in the matchup. When all was said and done, the Bucks went 34 for 84 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.5%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Milwaukee made 10 of 38 tries (26.3%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 65.2%. The Bulls committed 11 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 21 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Bucks were able to snag 47 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 58 for this contest.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up having an impact for the Bucks for this contest. He made 10 out of 19 for the contest for a rate of 52.6%, and had 16 rebounds. Antetokounmpo had 27 points in his 34 mins on the court and accumulated 3 assists in this contest.
Milwaukee has a record of 51-31 so far this year. The Bucks commit 18.2 personal fouls per contest while shooting 77.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (18th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.4 times per game. Milwaukee has scored 9,470 pts for the year (115.5 per game) and they grab 46.7 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 12th in the NBA.
The Milwaukee defense allows 35.6% on three-point shots (1,186 of 3,328) and their opposition makes 75.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 25.9 assists and 44.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 25th and 16th in the NBA. The Bucks defensively are ranked 19th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.1. They are able to force 13.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (11th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-10)
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