Bucks vs. Bulls Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 5 (Milwaukee Clinches No. 1 Seed at Home)

Find Bucks vs. Bulls predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the April 5 NBA matchup.
Find Bucks vs. Bulls predictions, betting odds, moneyline, spread, over/under and more for the April 5 NBA matchup. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bucks vs. Bulls Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Coverage: ESPN, BSWI, and NBCS-CHI

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night for a pivotal late-season matchup. Aftear beating the Washington Wizards 140-128 on Tuesday, the Bucks can clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win over the Bulls.

Can Chicago prevent that from happening while also inching closer to .500? Or will Milwaukee get the job done at home?

Bucks vs. Bulls Odds & Spread

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Bucks vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bucks -7.5 -112 -108 231 -110 -110 -330 265

Not surprisingly, the Bucks are solid home favorites on the spread and moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This Eastern Conference showdown also features a total of 229.5 points, which is about average for Wednesday's slate.

Bucks vs. Bulls Betting Trends

  • The Bucks have put together a record of 40-32-3 against the spread this season.
  • So far this season, the Bulls have been installed as underdogs by a 7.5-point margin or more seven times and are 5-2 ATS in those contests.
  • Bucks games have gone over the total 38 times this season.
  • Bulls games this season have hit the over on 34 of 75 set point totals (45.3%).
  • Against the spread, Milwaukee has performed better at home, covering 21 times in 37 home games, and 19 times in 38 road games.
  • Chicago's winning percentage against the spread at home is .553 (21-17-0). Away, it is .459 (17-19-1).

Bucks vs. Bulls Prediction & Pick

The Bucks have played unreal basketball during the second half of the season, going 28-5 over their last 33 games. They've been dominant at Fiserv Forum as well during that time, going 13-3 at home during that stretch.

Milwaukee returns home after a quick trip to Washington to face the Wizards last night, while Chicago is coming off an ugly 123-105 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. The Bulls have been hovering around .500 all season long at 38-41 but have played well on the road lately, going 7-1 in their last eight away games.

Both teams could be a bit tired after playing and traveling yesterday, but this should still be a compelling matchup. The Bucks rank seventh in the NBA in scoring at 117.3 points per game, while the Bulls are giving up the seventh-fewest points per game at 112.3.

Expect Milwaukee's superior talent to win out at home in a game that could be closer than expected.

Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 118 | Bulls: 110

Bucks vs. Bulls Best Bet

With both teams playing on tired legs, this game projects to be more of a defensive battle. Both clubs rank top 10 in defensive rating, with Chicago at sixth and Milwaukee at fourth. The Under is 12-4 in their last 16 meetings overall and 7-1 in their last eight matchups at Fiserv Forum, so expect a lower-scoring game tonight.

Bet: UNDER 229.5 Total Points (-110)

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