Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Preview and Predictions -01-20-2020
The Chicago Bulls travel to Fiserv Forum to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are one of the best teams in the NBA with a 38-6 record and have won their last six games. The Bulls won their last game over Cleveland Cavaliers, winning 118-116 to improve their record to 16-28 on the season.
The Bucks have the best offense in the NBA averaging 119.5 points per game and are led by superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo who averages 30 points per game while adding 12.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists to lead the team in all categories. Giannis is efficient, shooting 55.3% from the field. Khris Middleton is a key to the Bucks success averaging 19.4 points per game and adding 5.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.
The Bulls come in with one of the worst offenses in the NBA averaging 105.8 points per game to rank 25th in the NBA in scoring offense. The Bulls are led by Zach Levine who is averaging 25 points per game while adding 4.7 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Another key player for the Bulls is Lauri Markkanenen who averages 15 points per game and adds 6.5 rebounds.
The Bulls come in with a top 10 ranked defense in the NBA allowing opponents to score 107.8 points per game but ranking 19th in the league in defensive field goal percentage. The Bucks have allowed opponents to score 106.9 points per game to rank 9th in the NBA and are holding teams to just 41% from the field which ranks them first in the NBA.
The Bucks come in with a 25-19 ATS record on the season and have covered in four of their last five games. The Bulls have gone 2-8-1 in their last 11 ATS and come in with a 20-23-1 record ATS on the season. Final score prediction, the Bucks roll through the Bulls in a dominating victory.
The Milwaukee Bucks are an American professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Bucks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division. The team was founded in 1968 as an expansion team, and play at the Fiserv Forum. Former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl was the long-time owner of the team, but on April 16, 2014, a group led by billionaire hedge fund managers Wes Edens and Marc Lasry agreed to purchase a majority interest in the team from Kohl, a sale which was approved by the owners of the NBA and its Board of Governors one month later on May 16. The team is managed by Jon Horst, the team’s former director of basketball operations, who took over for John Hammond in May 2017.
The Bucks have won one league title (1971), two conference titles (1971 and 1974), and 14 division titles (1971–1974, 1976, 1980–1986, 2001, 2019). They have featured such notable players as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sidney Moncrief, Oscar Robertson, Bob Dandridge, Bob Lanier, Glenn Robinson, Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, Junior Bridgeman, Michael Redd, Terry Cummings, Vin Baker, Jon McGlocklin, Marques Johnson, and Brian Winters. Abdul-Jabbar and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player while playing for the Bucks, for a total of four MVP awards.