Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Game 4 Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Apr 23, 2022

After draining 41 points in the Bulls’ 114-110 Game 2 victory, DeMar DeRozan struggled in Game 3.

Milwaukee
51-31
AT
April 24, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
United Center
Chicago
46-36
Pointspread -4.5 -118
Moneyline -198
Over / Under o +219.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

Pointspread +4.5 -102
Moneyline +165
Over / Under u +219.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

The Chicago Bulls look to avoid falling behind 3-1 in their Eastern Conference first-round series with the Milwaukee Bucks when they hit the hardwood for Game 4 on Sunday afternoon. The Bulls were humbled by a 111-81 defeat in Game 3, and now look to this crucial Game 4 clash winless in their past six home playoff dates and their past five overall home outings. With Friday’s victory, the Bucks now enjoy a 12-1 run in their past 13 contests in Chicago and have also won five of their past six overall road games.

The Bucks have held steady since opening as 4-point favourites, and are seeing 82 per cent of the betting support. And in the wake of Friday’s victory, Memphis has rocketed to massive -1250 chalk on the NBA playoff series prices while the Bulls have faded to +766 longshots. The Bulls also lag as +148 moneyline underdogs on the Game 4 odds, while the total has dipped slightly to 218.5.

Bucks vs. Bulls NBA Playoffs Betting Odds

Sunday afternoon’s matchup at United Center marks the eighth overall clash between these teams this season. The Bucks have won six times through their first seven dates, including a trio of victories in the Windy City by an average margin of 19 points. That extends a trend that has seen Milwaukee outpace the Bulls by double-digit margins in 11 of their 12 most recent wins at United Center. The trend towards low scoring also continued in Game 3. With Chicago failing to score 100 points for the seventh time in 11 head-to-head clashes, the UNDER paid out for the third time in the series, and for the 13th time in 17 matchups involving these clubs.

Milwaukee Bucks

After falling short in Game 2, the Bucks reasserted themselves with a dominant performance on Friday night. Milwaukee needed just over five minutes to establish a double-digit lead, and never looked back on the way to the club’s most decisive playoff win on the road since 1970. Quickly putting the game out of reach meant the Bucks were able to limit the minutes of their biggest stars, with Jrue Holiday finishing the contest as the only player to see 30 minutes of action. That provided an opportunity for Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton to see additional action. Allen particularly impressed while tallying a team-high 22 points, powered by five three pointers. Bobby Portis also quickly settled in to a starter’s role in Kris Middleton’s absence, racking up 18 points and 16 boards.

Chicago Bulls

After draining 41 points in the Bulls’ 114-110 Game 2 victory, DeMar DeRozan struggled in Game 3. The veteran small forward mustered just 1 points on 4-for-9 shooting, and has now averaged just 14.7 points over his past three home appearances. Overall, the Bulls shot a meagre 39.3 per cent from the field in Game 3, and just 40.1 per cent through the first three games of the season. And with the exception of Tony Bradley, who went 5-for-5 after joining the action in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of reach, the remainder of the Bulls bench turned in another forgettable performance, going 7-for-24 for just 16 points on the night. Already facing a lengthening slide at home, the Bulls also face a massive challenge to end a dismal 1-10 run in their past 11 Game 4 appearances.

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