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Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls 5/16/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls 5-16-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls 5/16/2021 – The Milwaukee Bucks are coming to their last match of the regular season with a must-win situation. They will be battling the Chicago Bulls on the road and inside the house that Michael Jordan built at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The tip-off happens at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBC Sports Chicago and Bally Sports WI will be sharing the same feed to NBA League Pass for the online live streaming audience. The Milwaukee Bucks are going in with full force and will win against the Chicago Bulls according to NBA betting lines.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls 5/16/2021

When: May 16, 2021 9:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC Sports Chicago | Bally Sports WI
Stream: NBA League Pass

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Milwaukee Bucks -5 (-111) 224.5 o (-110) -162
Chicago Bulls +5 (-111) 224.5 u (-110) +135
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Milwaukee Bucks Betting

The Milwaukee Bucks are currently the third best team in the NBA Eastern Conference and they have a good chance of stealing second place against the Brooklyn Nets. In order to do that, the Nets have to lose their remaining game and the Bucks have to win against the Chicago Bulls. This team is coming in ready to fight in the playoffs enjoying a three-game winning streak and has only lost twice in the last ten matches. Giannis Antetokounmpo has to show up with his MVP form and he should get help from his wingmen, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, to finish the job early.

Players to watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 61 GP 61 GS 33 MIN 28.1 PTS 1.6 OR 9.4 DR 11 REB 5.9 AST 1.2 STL 1.2 BLK 3.4 TO 2.8 PF 1.7 AST/TO 29.24 PER

K. Middleton SF 68 GP 68 GS 33.4 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.8 OR 5.2 DR 6 REB 5.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.6 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.3 PER

J. Holiday PG 59 GP 56 GS 32.3 MIN 17.7 PTS 1.2 OR 3.3 DR 4.5 REB 6.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 2.2 TO 1.7 PF 2.8 AST/TO 20.05 PER.

Chicago Bulls Betting

The Chicago Bulls may have been out of playoff contention or even the play-in tournament but they have been using the downtime to polish their young tandem of Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic. They also want to finish strong and give their home fans a glimpse of the future by giving the Milwaukee Bucks a good fight. This will be an interesting matchup but it will take more than those two to win. Coby White and Lauri Markannen need to be threats to spread out the floor. Daniel Theis has to support the interior along with Vucevic and not allow the reigning league MVP to run laps over them.

Players to Watch: Z. LaVine SG 58 GP 58 GS 35.1 MIN 27.4 PTS 0.6 OR 4.4 DR 5 REB 4.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 3.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.63 PER

N. Vucevic C * 26 GP 28 GS 32.6 MIN 21.5 PTS 2.3 OR 9.3 DR 11.5 REB 3.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 2.2 PF 2.4 AST/TO 21.91 PER

C. White PG 68 GP 53 GS 31.3 MIN 15 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.1 REB 4.8 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 2.2 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 12.01 PER.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls 5/16/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games.
Milwaukee are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Chicago.
Bucks are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Chicago.
Milwaukee are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games on the road.
Milwaukee are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Bucks are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Milwaukee are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games.
Chicago are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games against Milwaukee.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago’s last 7 games at home.
Chicago are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago’s last 10 games this season.
Chicago are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Bulls are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Chicago are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games played in May.

Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks

Axel Toupane SF Oblique is “?” Sunday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Zach LaVine SG Knee is “?” Sunday vs Milwaukee
Tomas Satoransky PG Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Milwaukee
Daniel Theis C Hip is “?” Sunday vs Milwaukee
Troy Brown SF Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Milwaukee

Head-to-Head
Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls
32-39-0 Against the Spread 37-34-0
40-30-1 Straight Up 31-40-0
120 Points per Game 111
114 Points Allowed per Game 112
48.75 Offensive FG% 47.73
76.06 Offensive FT% 79.3
39.01 Offensive 3PT% 37.04
45.6 Defensive FG% 47.33
78.08 Defensive FT% 77.59
38.26 Defensive 3PT% 35.56

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

The Milwaukee Bucks would love to improve their current NBA standing and take every opportunity before going to the playoffs. They should win this game against the Chicago Bulls according to sports betting and will pray to move up the standings.

Moneyline: The Bucks on the road is given an ML of -162 points while the Bulls are at +135 if they pull an upset win.

ATS: It is just five points on the spread for this game with the Bulls getting the +5 while the Bucks are at -5.

TOTALs: The total for both teams to dance on is set at 224.5 points with the Bucks going over and the Bulls are under.

Score Prediction: 116 – 108, Bucks