Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls NBA Pick – April 5

The NBA is set up with a strong slate of basketball throughout April 5. Twelve games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these games will be between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls. These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 8:00 PM Eastern time on ESPN.

Milwaukee has earned a record of 48-30 throughout this season, which has them sitting in third place of the Eastern Conference. The Bucks have lost two straight games and three of their last five games. Milwaukee is half a game back on the second spot and two and a half games back on the top spot of the Conference. The Bucks will look for a big win on the road in this one.

The Bulls have put up a record of 45-33 so far this season, which has them in fifth place of the Eastern Conference. Chicago is coming off a loss in their last game and have lost seven of their last eleven. The Bulls are three games back on the fourth spot and are tied for the sixth seed. Chicago will look to earn an important win on Tuesday night.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Bucks have struggled a bit and will look to move into the second spot of the Conference with a win. Chicago has struggled as well and will look to grab an important win in the playoff race. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Milwaukee Bucks -6 (-110) -240 Over 233 (-110)
Chicago Bulls +6 (-110) +200 Under 233 (-110)

 

Team Data Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls
Overall Record 48-30 45-33
Away/ Home Record 22-16 27-11
PPG 115.0 111.7
PPG Away/ Home 115.0 114.9
PAPG 112.0 111.4
PAPG Away/ Home 113.2 110.7

Betting Trends

Milwaukee Bucks

  • 38-39 ATS this season
  • 32-29 ATS as a favorite
  • 21-16 ATS in road games
  • 0-2 ATS in April
  • 9-1 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 8-5 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 14-15 ATS after a non-Conference game
  • 9-9 ATS off an upset loss as a favorite
  • 13-22 ATS against team with a winning record
Chicago Bulls

  • 41-37 ATS this season
  • 11-19 ATS as an underdog
  • 25-13 ATS in home games
  • 0-1 ATS in April
  • 3-1 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 3-5 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 9-6 ATS against divisional opponents
  • 7-9 ATS after a loss by 10 or more points
  • 19-23 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times throughout this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and 12 rebounds in the first meeting as the Bucks grabbed a 94-90 win. Antetokounmpo dropped 34 points and 16 rebounds in the second game as Milwaukee earned a 118-112 win. Jrue Holiday put up 27 points in the third matchup as the Bucks won 126-98.

Field Goal Shooting

The Bucks have been strong shooting the ball on the season. Milwaukee has made 46.6 percent of their shots from the field, which is 12th in the league. The Bucks have shot 36.7 percent from deep, which is 5th in the NBA. Milwaukee has drained 77.3 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 15th in the league this season.

Chicago has been even stronger shooting the ball so far this season. The Bulls have been shooting 48 percent from the field, which is 3rd in the NBA. Chicago has made 36.8 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 4th in the league. The Bulls have sunk 81.3 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 3rd in the NBA.

The Bulls have been the better team shooting the ball throughout this season, but Milwaukee has struggled on defense. The Bucks have held their opponents to a 45.6 percent from the field, which is 12th in the league. Chicago has allowed opposing teams to shoot 47.1 percent from the field, which is 26th in the NBA. The Bulls will look for their defense to step up in this one.

Top Performers

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been averaging 30.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game to lead Milwaukee. Khris Middleton has averaged 20.1 points per game. Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.7 points and 6.8 assists per game. Bobby Portis has averaged 14.7 points, while Grayson Allen is averaging 11.1 points per game. Pat Connaughton and Brook Lopez have both averaged 10.1 points per game.

DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine have been strong for the Bulls throughout this season. DeRozan has averaged 28 points and 5 assists per game. LaVine is averaging 24.7 points per game. Nikola Jokic has averaged 18 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. Coby White is averaging 12.6 points per game to round out the lineup.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. Chicago is still missing Lonzo Ball and will look for a win in this one. The Bulls will look for their stars to step up in this one. The Bucks have had better depth throughout this season and will look for it to lead them. If either team can have some players step up, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams will look for a big win on Tuesday night as they battle for playoff positioning. The Bucks will look to earn a big win as they come back after two straight losses. Chicago has been struggling in the season series though, dropping all three games against Milwaukee. The Bulls will look for a fast start at home as they look for a big win.

Bovada has the Bucks listed as a -6 against the spread on Tuesday night. Milwaukee has been the better team on the season, but I think that this line should be closer to even with the Bucks on the road. Chicago has been strong on the season and will look for a fast start at home. As home underdogs in this one, I really like the value on the Bulls.

The Bet
Chicago Bulls +6
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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