The Chicago Bulls have quite the daunting challenge laying ahead as they enter game one of a six-game road trip. Before it’s all said and done, they’ll have played the top two teams in the West in Phoenix and Utah, the defending 2022 NBA champions in Golden State, and the owners of the longest active win streak in Sacramento. Tonight, however, the Bulls will get a playoff rematch against their division rival Milwaukee Bucks.
Fortunately, Chicago enters this matchup with a bit of positive momentum on their side. Considering the Bulls convincingly defeated the East’s top-seeded Celtics on Monday, winning tonight in Milwaukee would go a long way toward dispelling the narrative that this team can’t beat real contenders.
Although the Bucks got off to a scorching hot 10-0 start to the year, they’ve now dropped 3 of their last 4 games and are struggling to make do without their starting small forward Khris Middleton. With his return imminent, the Bulls have a chance to capitalize in a big way before Milwaukee once again returns to 100% strength.
How to watch Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks
- Date: November 23, 2022
- Time: 8:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m CT
- Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
- Watch: NBC Sports Chicago, NBA TV
- Stream: FuboTV
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks, Spread, Over/Under
- Favorite: Bucks (-6.5)
- Over/under: 223 points
- Moneyline: +210 Chicago/-255 Milwaukee
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Projected Chicago Bulls Starting Lineup and Injury Report
- PG: Ayo Dosunmu
- SG: Zach LaVine
- SF: DeMar DeRozan
- PF: Patrick Williams
- C: Nikola Vucevic
- IR: Out – Lonzo Ball; Probable – Goran Dragic
The Bulls should be back to near full strength once again tonight, as everyone but Lonzo Ball is expected to be available to play. Goran Dragic is the lone question mark, as he had to leave Monday’s game with a left shoulder injury. He should be good to go tonight, but if he’s not, expect Coby White to step up and assume a larger role in his absence.
As I noted in my last game predictions, the Bulls have a strong chance to pull off an upset in Milwaukee tonight, despite a rough start to the season. This much is especially true, as Khris Middleton will once again be listed out ahead of tonight’s game, and Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is in the midst of a relatively cold stretch (at least for his standards). While I do think the Bulls have better odds tonight than most people would like to admit, I’m going to need to see more than one good game from this unit before I start believing they can regularly knock off the Eastern Conference’s elite teams.
My Predictions: (6-11)
Bulls Upcoming Games
- Nov. 25 @ Oklahoma City Thunder (7-10)
- Nov. 28 @ Utah Jazz (12-7)
- Nov. 30 @ Phoenix Suns (11-6)