The Chicago Bulls are set to face the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, February 26.
Time: 7:30 AM Central Standard Time
Location: Bradley Center in Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Capacity: 18,717
Last Meeting: Bulls Won, 92-83
Series Record This Season: Bulls Lead Series, 2-0
Series Streak: Bulls W2
Records: Bulls: 39-17/Bucks: 22-35
Leading Scorers: Bulls: Derrick Rose–25 ppg/Bucks: Brandon Jennings–15.7 ppg
Leading Rebounders: Bulls: Joakim Noah–11 rpg/Bucks: Andrew Bogut–11.4 rpg
Leaders in Assists: Bulls: Derrick Rose-8.2 apg/Bucks: Brandon Jennings–4.9 apg
Leading Shot-Blockers: Bulls: Taj Gibson–1.6 bpg/Bucks:Andrew Bogut–2.9 bpg
Leaders in Steals: Bulls: Ronnie Brewer-1.4 spg/Bucks: Carlos Delfino–1.4 spg
Team Points Per Game: Bulls: 98.6/Bucks: 91.7
Team Opponents Points Per Game: Bulls: 92.8/Bucks: 93.1
Team Turnovers Per Game: Bulls: 14.4/Bucks: 13.4
Team Rebounds Per Game: Bulls: 44.1/Bucks: 41.6
Team Assists Per Game: Bulls: 21.7/Bucks: 18.4
Team Steals Per Game: Bulls: 7.1/Bucks: 7.1
Team Shooting Percentage: Bulls: 46%/Bucks: 42%
Team 3-Point Percentage: Bulls: 36%/Bucks: 34%
Team Free Throw Percentage: Bulls: 73%/Bucks: 75%
Although many people may not think so, tonight’s game between the Bulls and Bucks may be a little more interesting than advertised.
The Bulls, coming off a huge win against the Miami Heat, are looking to pick up a conference road win and stay perfect against the East Central this season.
The Bucks, on the other hand are coming off a tough loss to the New York Knicks. And they will be pumped up to try and upset the Bulls in front of a sellout crowd tonight.
The Bulls have two things to worry about heading into this game.
First, they cannot let the emotional high from last game bring down their play tonight. Very often, we see teams come off huge wins and struggle their next game, which is what the Bulls can’t allow happen, especially on the road.
Second, the Bulls aren’t exactly road warriors. They have only posted a record of 14-14 on the road this season. The most recent road loss was on Wednesday at Toronto, who is one of the worst teams in the league. But, it’s not like the Bucks have played amazing at home, either, putting up just a 14-13 home record.
So, can the Bulls shake off their road troubles and take down the Bucks to remain perfect against the East Central teams?
Tune in at 7:30 to find out.
Prediction: Bulls win by 7.