Two teams out of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference will get together on Friday night in the National Basketball Association. The Chicago Bulls are on the road, at the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls have won 4 straight games, and moved ahead of Atlanta, and out of the basement of the Eastern Conference. Chicago is 2-12 this season on the road.
The Milwaukee Bucks come into the game with a 15-11 record on the season. The Bucks are tied with the Indiana Pacers for the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee is coming off a loss on the road at the New Orleans Pelicans. The Milwaukee Bucks are -6.5 over the Chicago Bulls as part of the National Basketball Association action on Friday night.
Bucks Looking to Keep Winning
The Milwaukee Bucks lost in New Orleans, which snapped their three game losing streak. Overall, the Bucks have won 6 out of their last 8 games. The Bucks are in second place in the Central Division, trailing the Cleveland Cavaliers by 4 games. The Greek Freak is the name we all talk about with the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo is scoring just shy of 30 points per game.
The Greek Freak is also ripping down 10.3 rebounds and dishing out 4.5 assists per game. Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe are putting together nice seasons as well, as they are combining for more than 37 per game. The Bucks are seeking to get back to the postseason after winning 42 games a season ago.
Bulls Looking for Fifth in a Row
The Chicago Bulls had three wins, and now they have 7 wins. Just like that the Bulls find themselves looking to extend their winning streak to 5 games. The Bulls beat the Hornets, Knicks, Celtics and Jazz. In each of those four games, the Bulls scored 100+ points. On the season, Chicago is scoring 97.6 points per game, which is 28th in the league.
Lauri Markkanen is the Bulls leading scorer, but has missed the last couple games. He is scoring just under 15 points per game. Nikola Mirotic has played four games since his injury, and is scoring nearly 20 points per game. The Bulls are are in jeopardy of losing their streak of .500 or above, as they won 41 last season.
Bucks Blast Bulls
The Chicago Bulls are playing good basketball right now under Fred Hoiberg, but they are going to run into a tough affair here with the Milwaukee Bucks. A divisional matchup will be fun, but in the end, the Bucks have too much offense for the Bulls to keep up with. The game is in Milwaukee, which also gives the Bucks an advantage. Look for the Milwaukee Bucks to win this game by 10 or more over the Chicago Bulls. Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 over the Chicago Bulls in National Basketball Association action.