Bulls vs. Bucks – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More

Well, that sucked. Things don’t get much easier tonight in Milwaukee.

Game Info

Chicago Bulls (38-41) at Milwaukee Bucks (57-22) – 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls

  1. Patrick Beverley
  2. Zach LaVine
  3. DeMar DeRozan
  4. Patrick Williams
  5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Alex Caruso OUT (foot)

Milwaukee Bucks

  1. Jrue Holiday
  2. Wesley Matthews
  3. Khris Middleton
  4. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  5. Brook Lopez

Injury report: Giannis Antetokounmpo PROBABLE (knee), Pat Connaughton OUT (ankle), Grayson Allen OUT (ankle)

Odds

The Bulls come into tonight’s game as 6.5-point underdogs against the Bucks at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and 7-point underdogs at FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!

What to Watch For

  • Last night was just a brutal loss. The Bulls came out flat, and then any time it seemed like the Bulls tried to make a comeback Atlanta would find a dagger three to hit. It feels like a missed opportunity overall to catch the Hawks and get into that all-important 8-seed. That said, the Bulls did clinch their spot in the Play-In tournament so there’s that.
  • What really doomed the Bulls outside of the slow start last night was the three-point shooting, or the inability to do that rather. The Bulls shot a putrid 7-31 from beyond the arc good for just 22.6%. Only two Bulls made multiple three-pointers in the loss (Beverley and Williams). LaVine was very efficient again going 11-21 from the field, but he too couldn’t hit from deep going just 1-7 from three. Need a better performance from deep tonight.
  • Tonight should be interesting. The Bulls have played really well against the Bucks this year and have won their only game up in Milwaukee. The Bucks, though, have been the best team in the NBA since the All-Star break and offensively are firing from all angles. Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton are both listed as out, while Giannis is probable so it seems we’ve got an idea of who will play for the Bucks tonight. Milwaukee owns a 3-game lead on the Celtics with just 3 games left to play, so they’ve all but locked up that spot. It seems like they’ll go all in to try and clinch the #1 seed tonight.
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    Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.

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