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NBA Lines - Mess With The Bulls, Getting the Horns

Posted by Jackson Anthony on 2/20/2012 1:38:12 AM

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Wednesday night marks the third NBA lines meeting of the season between the Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks in what should be quite the shootout.

With both teams combining for an impressive 410 points in the last two fixtures, it’s looking like both the Bulls and the Bucks are sticking to putting offense first, especially when it comes to facing each other.

Bulls Step Up

The Bulls are currently in 1st place in the Central division with a 25-8 record and a 0.758 win percentage. What is perhaps more impressive is their ability to take care of the teams within their own division. They have gone 5-1 against divisional opponents this year and two of those wins came against Milwaukee. Clearly they have adjusted and give their biggest efforts in the games that have mattered most.

Bucks Slow Start

Milwaukee, on the other hand, has not had such a great start to their season. They have gone 12-18 - a 0.400 win percentage - and 3-7 in their last 10.

Not only are they currently on a 4 game losing streak, but they also have to deal with another road game on Wednesday night. The Bucks have not played the “spoilers” role very well this season, going 5-11 away from Bradley Center. Considering Chicago is 11-2 in the NBA Lines at home this season, it’s looking like Milwaukee’s road woes wont be getting any better.

Derrick Rose Is MVP For Bulls

Look for Derrick Rose to have quite the game. With an average of 22 points and 7.8 assists per game, he has not only proven to be a game changer but also Chicago’s most valuable asset. It seems like his game is at a higher level against Milwaukee - especially when considering the 60 points he managed to rack up in their last two meetings - and it is most probable that he’ll be ready to go and looking to put up another big performance in front of the Chicago fans.

No Sophomore Slump For Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings has also been good in his sophomore season given his teams current track record. He is averaging just over 18 points per game - which is a full 2 points above his career average. If Milwaukee comes out strong, it will be mostly credited to Jennings’ play.

Messina Mention: I’m going to stick with the favorite on this one. Looking for Rose to have another massive game and Boozer to step it up a little as well. I think they’ll come out of the gate hungry and ready to get what should be a relatively easy win. Chicago’s taking it, 109-101.

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