Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/14/2019 NBA Spread and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/14/2019 – The Chicago Bulls (4-7) haven’t recorded a back-to-back win so far through their first 11 games this season. It appears they will have to do it the hard way on Thursday as they visit Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (7-3) at the Fiserv Forum. As everybody expected, the Bulls opened as the double-digit NBA betting line underdogs (-11) to the Bucks, who are widely considered one of the top contenders in the East.
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/14/2019
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/14/2019 Betting Odds
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls avenged their earlier loss to the Knicks on Tuesday, thanks to a timely hot-shooting from rookie guard Coby White. The North Carolina came two three-point shots shy of tying Klay Thompson for most three-pointers in a single quarter after he drained seven treys to push the Chicago past the Knicks for their second win in four games. White finished the game with 27 points on 8-for-14 FG shooting.
Players to Watch: Zach LaVine, (20.0 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 4.2 APG), Lauri Markkanen (14.7 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 2.1 APG), Wendell Carter, Jr. (13.2 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 0.7 APG)
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
It has been a challenging three-game stretch for the Milwaukee Bucks, who got stunned by the Jazz 103-100 and pushed to the limit by both the Kawhi-less Clippers 129-124 and the Thunder 121-119. Antetokounmpo has always been spectacular in his own right, averaging near triple-double numbers in almost every game. The biggest drawback for Milwaukee, though, is surprisingly their defense, which turns from the league-best to now the 18th in the league at 111 points allowed per game.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (29.7 PPG, 14.3 RPG, 6.8 APG), Eric Bledsoe (16.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 5.0 APG), Brook Lopez (10.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.6 APG)
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks 11/14/2019 Betting Numbers
Chicago are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games.
Milwaukee are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton SG Thigh is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Chicago
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Picks
The Bulls will miss two stout defenders in Otto Porter Jr. and Cristiano Felicio. The injury to Khris Middleton will also leave the Bucks without their second-leading scorer. Legal betting sites still like the Bucks’ chance of cruising to another easy win despite Middleton’s expected absence in the game.
Moneyline: The Bucks will only play their fourth game at the Fiserv Forum in which they were super dominant last year. Milwaukee has a 2-1 card at home this year. The expectation should be an easy win, but the Bulls will try to keep it a tight game as much as possible.
ATS: The Bucks swept their last three head-to-head with the Bulls. However, taking their average winning margin into consideration (9 points), Chicago might have real shot at stealing an ATS win on the road.
TOTALs: This game will go under the NBA over/under totals of 226 points. The Bucks have the second-best offense in the league at 119 points per contest. Unfortunately, the O/U total set for this game is just too high, considering the total points have gone under in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games against Chicago.
Score Prediction: 111-104 Bucks