Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls: 1/1/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 1, 2021

Central Division foes square off when the Milwaukee Bucks (2-3) host the Chicago Bulls (2-3) at Fiserv Forum, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, January 1, 2021. The Bucks are 14.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s point total is set at 231.5.

Betting Information

Bucks vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -14.5 -110 -110 231.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Milwaukee Bucks or the Chicago Bulls for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Milwaukee has a 10-0 record against Chicago.

Bucks vs Bulls in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/20/2020 Bucks Bucks -15.5 226 -1956 1037 Regular Season 111-98 MIL
12/30/2019 Bucks Bulls -9 220 -482 369 Regular Season 123-102 MIL
11/18/2019 Bucks Bulls -8.5 231.5 -367 290 Regular Season 115-101 MIL
11/14/2019 Bucks Bucks -11.5 229 -774 527 Regular Season 124-115 MIL
2/25/2019 Bulls Regular Season 117-106 MIL
2/11/2019 Bulls Regular Season 112-99 MIL
11/28/2018 Bucks Regular Season 116-113 MIL
11/16/2018 Bucks Regular Season 123-104 MIL
3/23/2018 Bulls Regular Season 118-105 MIL
1/28/2018 Bulls Regular Season 110-96 MIL
  • 1/20/2020 DNP – Bulls: Otto Porter Jr., Wendell Carter Jr.
  • 12/30/2019 DNP – Bulls: Otto Porter Jr.
  • 11/18/2019 DNP – Bucks: Khris Middleton; Bulls: Otto Porter Jr.
  • 11/14/2019 DNP – Bucks: Khris Middleton; Bulls: Otto Porter Jr.
  • Bucks Betting Information

    • Milwaukee has struggled against the spread, going 2-3 on the year.
    • Milwaukee has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 4 of 5 games for a 80% rate.
    Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks to win the NBA Championship.

    Bulls Betting Information

    • Chicago has covered the spread in more than half of its contests, going 3-2 ATS.
    • Chicago has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 60% of matchups this season (3 out of 5 opportunities).
    Bet on the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Bucks and their opponents have combined to record more than 231.5 points in 620% of their outings this year (31 of five opportunities).
    • Chicago has played in two games this year (out of five total matchups — 40% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 231.5 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 9.9 more points per game (241.4) than this game’s total of 231.5 points.
    • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.9 more points per game (236.4) than this game’s over/under of 231.5 points.
    • The average total the Bucks have had set in matchups this season is 6.1 more points than this outing’s point total.
    • Bulls games this year have averaged an over/under of 240.2 points, 8.7 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Bucks Leaders

    • The Bucks points and assists leader is Khris Middleton. He racks up 22.6 points per game and adds 6.4 assists.
    • Milwaukee is led in rebounds by Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 11.6 per game.
    • Donte DiVincenzo connects on 3.2 threes per game to lead the Bucks.
    • Milwaukee’s blocks leader is Brook Lopez, who collects 1.2 per game. DiVincenzo leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a contest.

    Bulls Leaders

    • Zach LaVine owns the Bulls top spot in scoring with 23.4 points per game and also tacks on 4.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest.
    • Wendell Carter Jr. (8.4 rebounds per game) and Coby White (6.2 assists per game) are the Chicago leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • White leads the Bulls in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.8 made threes per game.
    • Nobody on Chicago grabs more steals than LaVine (1.6 per game) or blocks more shots than Patrick Williams (1.0 per game).
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