Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks Game 2 odds, picks and predictions

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The Chicago Bulls (0-1) visit Fiserv Forum Wednesday to take on the Milwaukee Bucks (1-0). Tip-off is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Bulls vs. Bucks odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Bucks, who won the 4 regular-season games against Chicago, beat the Bulls 93-86 in Sunday’s Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. It was a brutal showing for both sides as the Bucks shot 40.5% from the field and 26.3% from three while the Bulls shot 32.3% from the field and just 18.9% from deep.

Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for Milwaukee scoring 27. C Nikola Vucevic led the Bulls with 24 points, on 27 shots.

The Bucks were 39-44 against the spread (ATS) this season, but they failed to cover in Game 1 as 10.5-point favorites. Milwaukee is 14-24 ATS as a home favorite, the second-worst covering rate in the NBA.

The Bulls are 43-39-1 ATS this season. They are 8-15 as a road underdog, the fifth-worst covering rate in the NBA.

Bulls at Bucks odds and lines

  • Money line: Bulls +400 (bet $100 to win $400) | Bucks -550 (bet $550 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Bulls +9.5 (-115) | Bucks -9.5 (-107)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 225.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

Bulls at Bucks key injuries

Bulls

Bucks

  • F Bobby Portis (calf) probable

Bulls at Bucks picks and predictions

Prediction

Bucks 118, Bulls 112

Money line

PASS.

Betting a -550 money line is never good, and similarly, the Bucks are the better side which makes banking on the upset also not a wise play. Pass all around.

Author: Lucy Green