NBA PLAYOFFS: CHICAGO BULLS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS ODDS AND PICKS
The Memphis Grizzlies (56-26) are out to move closer into the second round as they seek a psychological edge in hosting Game 5 of their Western Conference first round playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves (46-36) at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday. In today’s game, the Grizzlies come out as 6-point favorites against the Timberwolves. See more predictions in the Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Bulls +12 (-110)
- Bulls vs Bucks Over/Under: 217.5 points
The Bulls (44-41-1 ATS) went 2-18 SU in their last 20 games against the Bucks and are 3-6 ATS in their last nine matches. The total has gone UNDER in nine of Chicago’s last 10 outings against an opponent in the Central Division, even as the Bulls are 2-7 SU in their last nine contests.
The Bucks (41-35 ATS) are 0-5 ATS in their last five games at home but are 6-2 SU in their last eight, even as the total has gone UNDER in seven of Milwaukee’s last eight matches against Chicago. Milwaukee took Game 4, 119-95, on Sunday, to move one win away from reaching the second round but the Bucks will need to advance without All-Star forward Chris middleton (knee), who was listed as out indefinitely for this series.
Chicago is also dealing with multiple absences to its key players, with All-Star guard Zach Lavine down with COVID-19, while Alex Caruso has a concussion and Lonzo Ball (knee) still out due to an injury. The Bulls will then have to rely more on All-Star DeMar DeRozan, who averages 27.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, along with big man Nicola Vucevic (17.6 ppg, 11.0 rpg) if they want to extend the series back to Chicago for a Game 6.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 110 Milwaukee Bucks – 102 Chicago Bulls
- Over/Under — OVER 217.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat Odds and Picks
Victor Oladipo made a triumphant return to playoff basketball by scoring 23 points as a starter and the Miami Heat found a way to win without injured starters Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler to finish off the Atlanta Hawks, 97-94, to claim a 4-1 victory in their Eastern Conference first round series.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Picks
Ja Morant scored 30 points, including a clutch layup with a second left, as the Memphis Grizzlies completed a comeback from 11 points down in the fourth quarter to edge the Minnesota Timberwolves, 111-109, to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference first round series.
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