Positioning in the Eastern Conference standings will be on the line when the Chicago Bulls host the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks in a key NBA game on Friday at the United Center. The Bulls (39-24) have lost three straight games and have dropped to third place in the East. Meanwhile the Bucks (38-25) sit one game behind Chicago, in fifth place in the East. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET. Milwaukee is a five-point favorite in the latest Bucks vs. Bulls odds from Caesars Sportsbook while the Over/Under for total points scored is 240.5.
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The model knows that the Bulls' DeMar Derozan is playing at an MVP level. The 6-foot-6 guard ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring (28.1 points per game) while averaging 5.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. Over the last 12 games, he has been even better, averaging 34.1 points per game on 55.4 percent shooting.
The model also knows that the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is having another standout season. The Greek Freak ranks second in the NBA in scoring (29.3 points per game) and seventh in rebounding (11.5 per game). He also averages 1.4 blocks per game, which is 11th in the league.
Now, the model has simulated Bulls vs. Bucks 10,000 times, and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under the total, predicting a combined 237 points, and it also says one side of the spread covers over 60 percent of the time. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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