Bulls vs. Bucks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 28 (Milwaukee Cruises to Comfortable Win in Chicago)

Larry Rupp
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Jessie Alcheh
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Bulls vs. Bucks Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: NBCS-CHI and BSWI

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with eight more games, including a battle between the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls. The Bucks rank second in the Eastern Conference with an 22-11 record, while the Bulls check in 11th with a 14-19 record. Fans are in for a battle here.

Milwaukee enters as a loser in each of its last three games after falling to the Boston Celtics, 139-118, on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, Chicago saw its three-game winning streak snapped in a 133-118 loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday. Which team will bounce back with a win tonight?

Bulls vs. Bucks Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.

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 -4.5 - - 231.5 -110 -110 -205 172

The Bucks enter this contest as notable road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 232 points, which is about average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

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Bulls vs. Bucks Betting Trends

  • The Bucks have covered the spread in a matchup 16 times this season (16-14-1).
  • The Bulls have been underdogs by 4.5 points or more nine times this season and are 7-2 ATS in those matchups.
  • This season, 16 of the Bucks' games have gone over the point total out of 32 chances.
  • Bulls games this year have hit the over on 14 of 32 set point totals (43.8%).
  • Milwaukee has a better record against the spread in home games (12-5-0) than it does on the road (4-9-1).
  • This season, Chicago is 6-8-0 at home against the spread (.429 winning percentage). Away, it is 9-8-1 ATS (.500).

Bulls vs. Bucks Prediction & Pick

This is a horrible matchup for the Bulls. Chicago attempts the fewest three-pointers per game (29.1) in the NBA and is at its best when it can get to the rim. Well, Milwaukee allows the ninth-fewest points in the paint per game (47.6) as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez keep excelling on defense.

The Bulls also rank 21st in total rebounding percentage (48.8%), while the Bucks second (52.7%). Limited second-chance opportunities will force Chicago to keep up on the scoreboard with jump shots. It's not a sound strategy given Milwaukee's scoring depth all over their roster.

The Bucks are 17-3 straight up in their last 20 games against the Bulls, so I trust Milwaukee in this one.

Final Score Prediction: Bulls: 110 | Bucks: 120

Bulls vs. Bucks Best Bet

The Bucks have to love playing in Chi-Town at this point considering 11 of their last 12 trips to the Windy City have resulted in a victory. Milwaukee is a ridiculous 13-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 road games against Chicago as well. It'd be surprising to see anything but a comfortable win.

The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and their last four losses in 2022 have all come by at least 8 points, with their last three coming by at least 15. After falling to a lowly Houston squad earlier this week, it's hard to envision Chicago keeping this game close, let alone winning.

Bet: Milwaukee Bucks -4.5 (-112)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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