December 30, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Chris Middleton (22) and forward Giannis Antikonmo (34) celebrate with a three-point shot in the second half against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Mandatory credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
- The Bucks face the Bulls on Tuesday in a marquee match in the East
- Milwaukee is a favorite of the 4-point route
- Read on for odds, spread, preview and selections
Two teams still trying to secure the best possible spot in the Eastern Conference elimination race will compete on Tuesday, April 5, with defending champion Milwaukee Bucks making a trip to Windy City to face the Chicago Bulls.
Information is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at the United Center.
Milwaukee had a bout of cold, losing two in a row to the Clippers and the MAF, respectively. As for the Bulls, they recently fell to the Miami Heat on Saturday at home, despite a 33-point night from Zach Lavigne.
The Bucks dominate Chicago this season, winning all three encounters before their final game against each other.
Bucks vs Bulls odds
|a team||diffusion||money line||Total|
|Milwaukee Bucks||-4 (-120)||-182||turning off|
|Chicago Bulls||+4 (-103)||+148||turning off|
The odds are as of April 4th in Barstool.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. They are 4-point favorites but are only 19-17 ATS away this season.
Dollar Betting Predictions
Two losses are no big deal, especially since Giannis and Khris Middleton sat the other night while the Clippers bombarded Milwaukee.
But with the Bucks sitting just half a game behind the Boston Celtics in second in the East, Tuesday’s game is definitely important in the play-off classification. When it came to Sunday’s defeat to Dallas, it was Luka Doncic who single-handedly cooked up Mike Budenholzer’s team.
The Mavs spoiled the Sunday Bucks.
Bucks April 4, 2022
The Mavis star lost 32 points and provided 15 assists, scoring or assisting in his team’s first 11 points in the fourth game alone. Grick Frick and Middleton returned to the Milwaukee squad, but the latter was quiet, scoring only 11 goals.
Antetokounmpo, who finished third in the 2022 NBA MVP Last Prospects, led the group with 28 points and 10 plates.
While Doncic certainly did his damage, the Bucks struggled to contain the entire Dallas rotation, with each starting player scoring at least five 11 points each.
However, Milwaukee will carry confidence into Tuesday after working his way up with the Bulls throughout the campaign. It’s crucial that they find momentum here as well as the Celtics get ready next Thursday.
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Bulls betting predictions
There is absolutely no doubt that Chicago was breathing fresh air in 2021-22 after bringing in the likes of DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball and others.
While injuries play a role in their recent struggles, one thing is clear: The Bulls don’t appear to be defeating the teams that would pose a threat in playoff time. Billy Donovan’s group is a brutal 2-19 against the top eight clubs in the league after Saturday’s loss to the East leaders Heat. It’s part of the reason why they are sixth in the Eastern Conference winning odds.
Bulls scored against the top 8 teams in the league:
Total record: 2-18 pic.twitter.com/mb9rbb7gTB
– StatMuse (statmuse) March 23, 2022
The Bulls are in a dangerous rut at the moment too, only going 4-6 in their last 10 competitions. The Heat match was really just a poor show all round, with only 26% fired from depths and 43% from the field.
Chicago couldn’t stop Miami from taking the hits either because they drained 50% of their duets. After dropping 50 coins just two nights ago, DeRozan only collected 26 points this time. Lavigne 33 was the only other bright spot in the attack.
If there was ever a time to beat the top 5 team, it would be Tuesday. He’s been helping the Bulls at 27-11 at home this season, but it won’t be easy to shut down Giannis and the Bucks attack very well. A loss here and a Raptors win could see the Bulls fall into sixth place as well.
Bucks vs Bulls predictions
I honestly don’t believe in the Bulls against any team in the knockout race.
In addition, Milwaukee beat them by averaging 12.6 points in their three games, most recently with a massive 28-point win in March. I don’t see the dollars coming out flat again here. They will cover.
Pick: -4 dollars (-112)
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