Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 4/22/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-4)
United Center is the location where the Chicago Bulls (46-36) will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (51-31) on Friday in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. Milwaukee opens as 4-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Bucks ended up losing by a score of 114-110 in Game 2. Milwaukee finished the contest with a 45.8% FG percentage (38 of 83) and made 14 of their 36 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bucks converted 20 of 31 shots for a percentage of 64.5%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding defense, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 49.4% from the field on 44 out of 89 shooting. Chicago doled out 43 dimes and had 25 steals in this matchup. In addition, Chicago had 37 rebounds (6 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Chicago finished the game at 93.3% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 15 tries. They also converted 12 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Bucks ended up walking away with 17 and the Bulls totaled 12 fouls.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up scoring 33 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He played for 40 minutes and also grabbed 18 rebounds. Antetokounmpo ended up going 55.0% from the field and also recorded 9 assists.
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Milwaukee will enter this matchup with a mark of 51-31 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee is pulling in 46.7 boards per game and has totaled 1,960 assists on the year, which is 18th in the league in terms of passing. The Bucks are shooting 36.6% on three-point shots (1,153 of 3,151) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. They average 115.5 pts per contest (3rd in the NBA) on 46.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Bucks have forced 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are 25th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 2,122 relinquished for the season. The Bucks are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (3,391 of 7,431) and they concede 44.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 35.6% on shots from downtown while they are 19th in the league in points per game allowed (112.1).
In Game 2 the Bulls were able to corral 37 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 43 in the matchup. They turned it over 12 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Bucks had 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 15 shots. They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a rate of 93.3%. Concerning three-point shots, Chicago knocked down 12 out of 25 tries (48.0%). Overall, the Bulls shot 44 for 89 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.4%. The Bulls allowed the Bucks to bury 38 of 83 attempts from the field which left them shooting 45.8% for this game. They finished 38.9% from 3-point land via 14 of 36 and ended up going 20 of 31 from the free throw line (64.5%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Chicago allowed Milwaukee to collect 35 in all (10 on the offensive side).
DeMar DeRozan ended up having an impact for the Bulls in this game. He made 16 out of 31 in this contest for a field goal rate of 51.6%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. DeRozan had 41 points in his 44 mins of playing time and tallied 4 dimes for the matchup.
Chicago has a mark of 46-36 on the year. The Bulls commit 18.8 fouls per game and they hit 81.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.9 times per contest (19th in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. Chicago has accounted for 9,152 points this year (111.6 per game) and they pull in 42.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulls are shooting 48.0% from the field, which ranks them 3rd in the league.
The Chicago defense surrenders 36.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (960 of 2,620) and their opponents are connecting on 79.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 25.0 dimes and 43.2 rebounds per game, which is 17th and 9th in the NBA. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 17th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 112.0. They are forcing 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the field (26th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+4)
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