Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 4/27/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+10)
The Chicago Bulls are traveling to Fiserv Forum on Wednesday where they will take on the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of their series. The Bucks lead 3-1. Milwaukee is 10-point favorites. The total has been set at 219.5.
The Bulls took a loss by a score of 119-95 in Game 4. Chicago finished the contest with a 38.9% field goal percentage (35 of 90) and knocked down 9 of their 36 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Bulls buried 16 of 17 shots for a rate of 94.1%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 44 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 27 assists for the contest while forcing 4 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In the matter of defense, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 52.3% from the floor on 45 of 86 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 51 dimes and had 21 steals for this contest. On top of that, Milwaukee grabbed 46 rebounds (5 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Milwaukee finished 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of their 18 shots. They converted 17 out of their 33 tries from 3-point land. In reference to fouls, the Bulls ended up finishing with 18 while the Bucks totaled 14 fouls.
Zach LaVine is someone who came through in this matchup. He finished with 24 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 42 minutes and also pulled down 5 boards. LaVine walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the floor and also distributed 13 assists.
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Chicago heads into this one with a mark of 46-36 for the year. They turn it over 12.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.8 fouls per game. As a team, Chicago is snagging 42.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,958 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 19th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls are hitting 36.9% on 3-point shots (872 of 2,364) and 81.3% from the free throw line. They average 111.6 points per game (13th in the NBA) while shooting 48.0% from the field.
On defense, the Bulls have forced 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in allowing assists with 2,049 relinquished for the campaign. The Bulls defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.4% (3,397 of 7,170) and they relinquish 43.2 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 36.6% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 17th in basketball in opponents PPG (112.0).
In Game 4 the Bucks recorded 46 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 51 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Bulls had 11 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When talking about shooting from distance, Milwaukee knocked down 17 of 33 tries (51.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bucks finished shooting 45 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.3%. The Bucks permitted the Bulls to convert 35 of their 90 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.9% in the game. They shot 25.0% from 3-point land via 9 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 17 from the charity stripe (94.1%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Chicago to collect 36 in total (8 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in this game. He converted 11 out of 22 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accounted for 17 rebounds. Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and added 7 dimes for the game.
Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 51-31 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 12th in basketball. Milwaukee has accounted for 9,470 pts for the year (115.5 per contest) and they collect 46.7 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.9 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. The Bucks are committing 18.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.6% from the free throw line.
The Milwaukee defense allows 35.6% from downtown (1,186 of 3,328) and their opponents are connecting on 75.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.9 dimes and 44.1 rebounds per game, which is 25th and 16th in the NBA. The Bucks on defense are ranked 19th in the league in PPG surrendered with 112.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+10)
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