Bucks Vs Bulls NBA Playoffs Game 1 Betting Spread & ATS Pick

Bucks Vs Bulls NBA Playoffs Betting Spread & ATS Pick

Bucks Vs Bulls NBA Playoffs Game 1 Betting Spread & ATS Pick

Amazingly, these two Eastern Conference foes have only played against each other in the playoffs three times, and the Milwaukee Bucks are 8-4 against Chicago all-time in the NBA playoffs. The last time these two met in the post-season was 25 years ago.

The Bulls are a 14-1 shot betting favorite to win the NBA title. The four teams ahead of Chicago on the NBA Playoffs betting board are the Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Bucks have the worst odds to win the NBA title at 250-1.

A Closer Look At The Milwaukee Bucks Vs Chicago Bulls NBA Playoffs Game One Betting Spread & ATS Pick

Matchup: Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls
Date: Apr. 18, 2015 
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET 
Location: Chicago, IL
Stadium: United Center
Stream: ESPN/WatchESPN
Radio: Milwaukee Vs Chicago
Point Spread: Chicago -7.5
Moneyline: Milwaukee +295 at Chicago -355
Game Total: 186
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Season Series Straight Up: Chicago 3-1
Season Series Against the Spread: Chicago 3-1

NBA Playoffs Milwaukee Bucks’ Projected Starting Lineup:

NBA Playoffs Chicago Bulls’ Projected Starting Lineup:

  • Ersan Ilyasova, PF 6-10, 11.5 PPG, 4.8 RPG
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF 6-11, 12.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG
  • Zaza Pachulia, C 6-11, 8.3 PPG, 6.8 RPG
  • Michael Carter-Williams, PG 6-6, 14.6 PPG, 6.7 APG
  • Khris Middleton, SG 6-7, 13.4 PPG, 4.4 RPG
  • Pau Gasol, PF 7-0, 18.5 PPG, 11.8 RPG
  • Mike Dunleavy, SF 6-9, 9.5 PPG. 3.9 RPG
  • Joakim Noah, C 6-11, 7.4 PPG, 9.7 RPG
  • Aaron Brooks, PG 6-0, 11.5 PPG, 3.2 APG
  • Jimmy Butler, SG 6-7, 20.1 PPG, 5.8 RPG

The Bulls defeated the Bucks three of the four times they faced off against the Bucks, including a 2-0 mark at home inside the United Center.

Chicago has won seven of the last ten meetings against Milwaukee and has covered the spread in five of the last six games in the series. The Bulls has won the last three at home against the Buck, covering the spread all three times; they are also 15-5 in this series defending home court at the United Center.

At this time last year, the Bucks has just finished their worst season in francise history and after the team was sold in the off-season, new owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens provided the spark and players to jump-start the lowly Bucks. This team is led by point guard Michael Carter-Williams (14.6 PPG, 6.7 APG, 5.3 RPG) and shooting guard Khris Middleton (13.4 PPG, 2.3 APG, 4.4 RPG) as their team averages 97.8 points per game (22nd), shooting 45.9% from the field, and averaging 23.6 assists per game (7th). The Bucks allow 97.4 points per game (8th) and pull-down 42.1 rebounds per game (24th).

The Bulls are happy to have Derrick Rose back from injury. During his absence, Chicago was led by shooting guard Jimmy Butler (20.1 PPG, 3.2 APG, 5.8 RPG) and power forward Pau Gasol (18.2 PPG, 12.1 RPG, 2.8 APG) who combined to push the Bulls offense to 100.8 points per game (14th best in the NBA) while shooting 44.2% from the field (20th) and averaging 21.7 assists per game (14th). Chicago’s defense permits 97.8 PPG (9th) and while grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game (3rd).

The Milwaukee Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 first round playoffs games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 playoff games as an underdog, but 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss, and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games as a road underdog.

Chicago is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 first round playoffs games, but 6-0 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite.

NBA Playoffs ATS Pick: Bucks 92-100 Bulls.