DeMar DeRozan Over 22.5 Points
The Chicago Bulls have secured a spot in the Play In Tournament but are still playing for seeding should they lock in the 8th seed. The success of the team is dependent on the production of Bulls stars DeMar DeRozan and Zach Lavine.
In a primetime game against the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, there will be a playoff type atmosphere in Milwaukee. This is a test for Chicago to show the league they belong in the playoff race and are a team to watch out for in the postseason.
DeRozan is averaging an astonishing 39 points this season in 2 games against Milwaukee. On the road, DeRozan is averaging 25 PPG and is just shy of 21 PPG in the Bulls last 10 contests. A master of the mid-range game, DeRozan is shooting 15+ field goal attempts and is shooting at a 48% success rate.
The 22.5 point line tonight is reasonable given DeRozan’s performance in his last 10 games, but he is absolutely dominant against the Bucks and on the road, so I expect an easy hammer tonight for the over 22.5 line.
Nikola Vucevic Over 10 Rebounds
Any given night Vucevic can grab 10 rebounds with ease and tonight shouldn’t be any different. Vucevic is averaging just under 12 rebounds in two games against the Bucks this season and has pulled in 10 rebounds in each of his last 2 games in addition to the 12 rebounds he accumulated vs the Lakers last week.
The Bulls center is the primary rebounder for the team on both the offensive and defensive ends and has plenty of opportunity to hit the 10 rebound line being that he also averages 32 minutes per game.
Vucevic will be matched up against Brook Lopez on the Bucks side and while Lopez size at 7 feet may seem daunting for Vucevic over 10 bettotrs, Lopez is primaily a stretch center and only grabs 6 rebounds per game, both in his last 10 contests and in the 2 games vs. the Bulls.
Hit the over 10 rebound line on Vucevic tonight and let’s cash both plays.