Chicago @ Milwaukee
Current Records: Chicago 28-15; Milwaukee 28-19
What to Know
The Chicago Bulls have quite the challenge ahead of them as they’re expected to be blown off the court. The Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks will face off in a Central Division battle at 8 p.m. ET on Friday at Fiserv Forum. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
While not quite a landslide, the matchup between Chicago and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday was still a pretty decisive one as Chicago wrapped it up with a 117-104 win at home. Chicago relied on the efforts of point guard Ayo Dosunmu, who had 18 points and eight assists, and small forward DeMar DeRozan, who had 30 points and seven assists.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee strolled past the Memphis Grizzlies with points to spare on Wednesday, taking the contest 126-114. Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and small forward Khris Middleton were among the main playmakers for Milwaukee as the former dropped a double-double on 33 points and 15 boards along with seven dimes and the latter had 27 points and seven assists in addition to seven rebounds.
The wins brought the Bulls up to 28-15 and the Bucks to 28-19. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Chicago enters the game with a 47.50% field goal percentage, which is the best in the league. But Milwaukee have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.80%, which places them third in the league. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, WisconsinTV: ESPNOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $82.00
The Bucks are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Bucks, as the game opened with the Bucks as an 8.5-point favorite.
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Milwaukee have won 16 out of their last 23 games against Chicago.
May 16, 2021 – Chicago 118 vs. Milwaukee 112Apr 30, 2021 – Milwaukee 108 vs. Chicago 98Jan 01, 2021 – Milwaukee 126 vs. Chicago 96Jan 20, 2020 – Milwaukee 111 vs. Chicago 98Dec 30, 2019 – Milwaukee 123 vs. Chicago 102Nov 18, 2019 – Milwaukee 115 vs. Chicago 101Nov 14, 2019 – Milwaukee 124 vs. Chicago 115Feb 25, 2019 – Milwaukee 117 vs. Chicago 106Feb 11, 2019 – Milwaukee 112 vs. Chicago 99Nov 28, 2018 – Milwaukee 116 vs. Chicago 113Nov 16, 2018 – Milwaukee 123 vs. Chicago 104Mar 23, 2018 – Milwaukee 118 vs. Chicago 105Jan 28, 2018 – Milwaukee 110 vs. Chicago 96Dec 26, 2017 – Chicago 115 vs. Milwaukee 106Dec 15, 2017 – Chicago 115 vs. Milwaukee 109Mar 26, 2017 – Chicago 109 vs. Milwaukee 94Dec 31, 2016 – Milwaukee 116 vs. Chicago 96Dec 16, 2016 – Milwaukee 95 vs. Chicago 69Dec 15, 2016 – Milwaukee 108 vs. Chicago 97Apr 03, 2016 – Chicago 102 vs. Milwaukee 98Mar 07, 2016 – Chicago 100 vs. Milwaukee 90Jan 12, 2016 – Milwaukee 106 vs. Chicago 101Jan 05, 2016 – Chicago 117 vs. Milwaukee 106
Injury Report for Milwaukee
Injury Report for Chicago
Javonte Green: Out (Groin)Zach LaVine: Out (Knee)Derrick Jones Jr.: Out (Knee)Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)