Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks (46-25) are favored (-3.5) to continue a three-game winning streak when they visit the Chicago Bulls (30-41) at 9:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at United Center. The matchup airs on NBCS-CHI. The matchup has a point total of 224.5.

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Bucks vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -3.5 -110 -110 224.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Milwaukee’s games this season have gone over the point total for Sunday’s matchup total (224.5 points) in 69% of opportunities (49 out of 71 matchups).
  • In 40.8% of Chicago’s games this season (29 of 71), the total points scored was more than Sunday’s 224.5-point over/under.
  • The point total for the matchup of 224.5 is 6.3 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Bucks (120.2 points per game) and the Bulls (110.6 points per game).
  • The 225.8 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 1.3 more than the 224.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Bucks have seen a 234.4 average over/under in their games this season, 9.9 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 2.4 points more than the average over/under in Bulls’ games this season (222.1 points).

Bucks Betting Data

  • Milwaukee has failed to beat the spread more often than not this season, going 27-44.
  • The Bucks’ record against the spread as at least a 3.5-point favorite is below .500 at 22-35.
  • Milwaukee normally hits the over, topping the point total in 44 of 71 games (62%).

Bucks Key Players

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring (28.1 points per game) and rebounding (11.0 rebounds per game).
  • The team is led in assists by Jrue Holiday’s 6.1 per game.
  • Bryn Forbes is the top three-point shooter for the Bucks, knocking down 2.2 per game.
  • Milwaukee’s steals leader is Holiday, who grabs 1.6 per game. Brook Lopez leads the team averaging 1.5 blocks a contest.

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Bucks Last 10 Games

Bucks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bucks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/15/2021 Heat 122-108 MIL Yes Home -15.5 242.5 -2000 1000 Regular Season No Under
5/13/2021 Pacers 142-133 MIL Yes Away -15.5 255.5 -3000 1200 Regular Season No Over
5/11/2021 Magic 114-102 MIL Yes Home -15.5 213.5 -3000 1250 Regular Season No Over
5/10/2021 Spurs 146-125 SA No Away +15.5 264.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Over
5/7/2021 Rockets 141-133 MIL Yes Home -18.5 244.5 -10000 3000 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 2-8 8-2-0 249.3 126.4 122.9 +3.3 44.9%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks:

Axel Toupane: Out (Oblique)

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Bulls Betting Data

  • Chicago has a 39-30 record against the spread, covering in 56.5% of their games.
  • When they play as at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Bulls have a record ATS of 8-9.
  • Chicago has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 44.9% of matchups this year (31 out of 69 chances).

Bulls Key Players

  • The Bulls’ Zach LaVine puts up enough points (27.4 per game) and assists (4.9 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.
  • Nikola Vucevic grabs 11.7 rebounds per game (he also scores 23.4 points per game and adds 3.8 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Chicago rebounding leaderboard.
  • LaVine averages 3.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bulls.
  • Chicago’s leader in steals is Thaddeus Young with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Daniel Theis with 0.9 per game.

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Bulls Last 10 Games

Bulls Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bulls Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/15/2021 Nets 105-91 BKN No Away +9.5 222.5 575 -900 Regular Season No Under
5/13/2021 Raptors 114-102 CHI Yes Home -16.5 220.5 -3000 1300 Regular Season No Under
5/11/2021 Nets 115-107 BKN No Home +10.5 233.5 500 -700 Regular Season Yes Under
5/9/2021 Pistons 108-96 CHI Yes Away -16.5 200.5 -3000 1200 Regular Season No Over
5/7/2021 Celtics 121-99 CHI Yes Home -13.5 222.5 -5000 1500 Regular Season Yes Under
Bulls Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 5-5 3-7-0 209.5 104.4 105.1 +2.5 38.1%

Bulls Injuries

Bulls:

Zach LaVine: Day To Day (Knee),

Daniel Theis: Day To Day (Hip),

Troy Brown Jr.: Day To Day (Ankle),

Tomas Satoransky: Day To Day (Ankle)

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