The Chicago Bulls to draw closer to the Atlanta Hawks, the No. 8 seed in the East, on Tuesday night, losing at home to Atlanta despite the team not having star guard Trae Young.
So, the Bulls continue to jockey for position in the Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament. Can Chicago get another stroke of good fortune with the Milwaukee Bucks resting a few key contributors as they have the No. 1 seed very likely locked down?
We got you covered with the latest injury report for Milwaukee and the prospects of the Bulls picking up an upset win. First, here are the odds:
Bulls vs. Bucks odds, spread and total
Bulls vs. Bucks prediction and pick
I’m punting on taking the points and think its worthwhile to take the Bulls on the moneyline even with the news that Giannis Antetokounmpo is probable for this game.
However, we don’t know how Milwaukee will treat this game given that they lead the Boston Celtics by three games for the No. 1 seed in the East with only three to play. Sure, Milwaukee would like to claim the top spot as soon as possible, but the team is on the second night of a back-to-back and head coach Mike Budenholzer may be careful not to push his players minutes ahead of the postseason.
Meanwhile, the Bulls have a ton of motivation, two back of the Hawks and Raptors for the No. 8 and No. 9 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The team is playing defense at a top three level over the last month in which the team is 9-5.
Simply put, the Bulls are playing at a higher level than this point spread implies, especially given that the Bucks could be managing minutes on Wednesday.
I’ll take a shot on the moneyline.
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