September 27, 2022
Two non-covering teams

It’s been a while since the Bulls and Bucks played two non-covering teams. Milwaukee Bucks host the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs. Who will land the first punch in the series?

On Sunday evening, the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks: Two non-covering teams will play Game 1 of a best-of-seven series. The Bucks are 51-31 overall and 27-14 at home, while the Bulls are 46-36 overall and 19-22 away from home. The Bulls enter Sunday’s game and have lost four of their previous five games. Milwaukee, on the other hand, has gone 14-6 in its last 20 games.

With the latest Bucks vs. Bulls odds in the OKBET Sportsbook, Milwaukee is favored at 10.5 points and over / under is set at 229.5. Before making the Bulls vs. Bucks forecast, check out the forecasts and layman’s advice for SportsLine’s advanced computer model NBA Playoff 2022.

The model is now focusing on Bucks vs. Bulls. You can view SportsLine’s picks here. Here are some NBA betting odds for the Bucks vs. the Bulls:

  • Bucks vs. Bulls spread: Bucks -10.5
  • Bucks vs. Bulls over-under: 229.5 points

Why the Bucks can cover

The Bucks feature one of the league’s most explosive offenses. Milwaukee enters the 2022 NBA playoffs comprising 115.5 points per game, the third-stylish mark in the league. Milwaukee’s offense is commanded by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is comprising 29.9 points,11.6 rebounds and5.8 assists per game. In Milwaukee’s 126-98 palm over the Bulls on March 22, Antetokounmpo recorded 25 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists.

Forward Khris Middleton is also a key playmaker for the Bucks. Middleton comes into Sunday’s game averaging 20.1 points, 5.4 assists, and 5.4 rebounds. Furthermore, the Bucks have won each of their last seven home games against the Bulls.

Read more: Phoenix vs. New Orleans: The Pelicans will pounce on the Suns’ defense.

Why the Bulls can cover

On offense, the Bulls rank third in the NBA in field goal percentage, converting 48 percent of their attempts, and they rank in the top ten in both 3-point accuracy (36.9 percent) and free throw accuracy (36.9 percent) (81.3 percent). Demar DeRozan leads Chicago’s offense, averaging 27.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game this season. DeRozan stuffed the stat sheet in Chicago’s April 5 loss to Milwaukee, finishing with 40 points, six assists, and three rebounds.

Also leading the charge for Chicago is Zach LaVine, who pars24.4 points,4.6 rebounds and4.5 assists per game. LaVine is knocking down47.6 percent of his field pretensions this season, and he is comprising 25.5 points per game against the Bucks this season.

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