The Milwaukee Bucks will be on the back end of a back to back as they face the Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds in this game has the home club Chicago Bulls favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 187 ½ points. When the odds came out it was the Bulls favored by -5 points with an over under line of 187 points. There has been a ½ point move on Chicago and on the over.
The teams met twice this season with each team winning and covering in their one road game. Trend: The under is 2-0 in their past two head to head meetings.
Milwaukee is 7-8 on the road this season. The team fired head coach Scott Skiles after a 16-16 record prior to the Phoenix game as the team had dropped three straight games. The Bucks respond with a 108-99 home win last night against the Phoenix Suns as a -6 point betting favorite. The game ended over 201 points. Skiles had it tough in Milwaukee with his two leading scorers both guards Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings shooting 40 from the floor. We have repeated over and over again you have a very low ceiling when your two leading scores are two of the most inefficient guards in the NBA. Golden St fans are doing cartwheels seeing Ellis away from Golden St. Last night the Bucks met a bad defensive team in Phoenix and they shoot 46% from the floor in the win. They survive a Monta Ellis 5 of 19 shooting performance as his teammates shoot well enough to overcome that mess. Tonight they won’t have this luxury against a good defensive club in Chicago.
The Bulls are 10-8 on their home court this season. The team has won three straight games. They beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday 118-92 and covering as a -8 point betting favorite. The game went over 186 points. Chicago has held their past five opponents under 100 points. The Bulls are the number three scoring defense in basketball by allowing just 91 points per game. Derrick Rose is rehabbing his injury and hopes to be back in the lineup by the All Star Break. Chicago could use Rose’s offense as the team averages 93 points a game good for 26th in the NBA.