The Chicago Bulls will go on the road to play the new-look Milwaukee Bucks tonight for the first of four meetings this season.
The Bulls have won two out of their last three games, including an 11-point win over the Pistons on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Bucks have dropped two straight road games but hope to change their fortunes at Fiserv Forum, where they won three consecutive contests this season.
Here are the odds and our best bet for Chicago-Milwaukee:
Bulls vs. Bucks odds, spread and total
Bulls vs. Bucks how to watch
- Date: Monday, Nov. 13
- Game Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
- Venue: Fiserv Forum
- How to Watch (TV): NBA League Pass
- Bulls Record: 4-6
- Bucks Record: 5-4
Bulls vs. Bucks injury reports
Chicago Bulls injury report
Injury report not submitted
Milwaukee Bucks injury report
- Jae Crowder (out, groin)
- Damian Lillard (probable, calf)
- Chris Livingston (out, ankle)
Bulls vs. Bucks key players to watch
DeMar DeRozan: DeRozan is coming off a stellar game against the Pistons on Sunday. The star forward scored a team-high 29 points (11-19 FG, 2-3 3pt) in the 11-point win. DeRozan is averaging 22.2 points, 4.2 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game this season. The 34-year-old has scored 20-plus points in four out of his last five games and will try for another 20-point outing vs. the Bucks tonight.
Coby White: The 23-year-old point guard has shined in the starting lineup this season. White is posting 12.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-5 point guard gives Chicago another scorer and facilitator to play next to Zach LaVine and DeRozan. White played well on Sunday against the Pistons, dropping 16 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3pt) and seven assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Antetokounmpo has played at an MVP level this season for the Bucks, averaging 28.9 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game. The superstar power forward had 35 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in the Bucks’ last game against the Magic. Antetokounmpo has scored 35 points or more in three out of his past four games, which includes a 54-point effort against the Pacers last week.
Khris Middleton: If Lillard cannot play tonight, the Bucks will need a vintage performance from Middleton. The veteran small forward hasn’t looked like the player we’ve been accustomed to over the years, which has been a factor in Milwaukee’s slow start. Middleton is averaging 11.1 points, 4.0 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game this season.
He’s also shooting 48.3% from the field and 34.6% from three-point range. The 32-year-old has yet to score 20 points in a game this season, which the Bucks hope will happen sooner rather than later.
Bulls vs. Bucks prediction and pick
Tonight marks the third time this season the Bulls have played a back-to-back. In the previous two opportunities, Chicago has gone 0-2 in the second game. They will try to break this trend against the Bucks, who are struggling but have won three straight at home by five points per game.
The Bulls are 1-2-1 against the spread as an underdog and 0-2 ATS on no rest. Meanwhile, the Bucks are 1-3-1 ATS as home favorites. Based on these trends, it’s hard to trust either team in this spot. Therefore, I’ll take the OVER on the total, which has been favorable for both squads this season (Chicago 6-4, Milwaukee 6-3).
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