Bulls vs. Bucks Game 1 Prediction
Game 1 of the NBA Conference Quarterfinals series between the Bulls and Bucks will take place on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET. Are the Bucks laying too many points as a 10-point home favorite?
529 Chicago Bulls (+10) at 530 Milwaukee Bucks (-10); o/u 229.5
6:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 17, 2022
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Chicago Bulls DFS Notes
Billy Donovan said that both Zach LaVine (knee) and Alex Caurso (back) fully participated in practice on Tuesday. LaVine and Caruso's health will be a huge factor in the Bulls' chances of winning games against the Bucks. There were reports that the practice was intense like training camp, so how their bodies respond will be a huge indication of their statuses for Game 1. Unless someone reports on it, we won't know the official status of either player until Saturday night.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
George Hill (abdominal) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Bulls. Originally it was reported that Hill would start in Sunday's game, but he has now been downgraded to questionable. Check back with us after tomorrow's shoot-around for an update on his status.
Bulls vs. Bucks Game 1 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
With the line as big as it is, there’s seemingly more value in the total. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Milwaukee. The under is also 8-3 in the Bulls’ last 11 road games, is 6-2 in their last eight games coming off a win and is 5-2-1 in their last eight road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater .600. On the other side, the under is 6-1 in the Bucks’ last seven games versus a team with a winning record and is 5-1-1 in their last seven playoff games as a favorite.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: BULLS/BUCKS UNDER 229.5