Chicago Bulls Odds
The Bulls are in the midst of a roller coaster of a season, and the fanbase’s excitement is as high as it’s been since the Derrick Rose years. Right now, Chicago is in the thick of a Playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bulls entered the series as massive underdogs but have played inspired ball to start. Can DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine and company pull off the upset?
Here’s what you need to know about betting on the NBA‘s Bulls right here at home.
Tonight’s Bulls spread
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Bulls Finals, Eastern Conference Odds
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Demar DeRozan MVP, Prop Odds
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Next Up: Milwaukee Bucks
- Opponent Record: 51-31
- Scoring Rank: 3 (115.5 PPG)
- Location: Fiserv Forum
- Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Betting Insights For The Bucks Game
- The Bulls average only 0.5 fewer points per game (111.6) than the Bucks allow their opponents to score (112.1).
- When it scores more than 112.1 points, Chicago is 27-8 against the spread and 29-6 overall.
- The Bucks average 46.7 rebounds a contest, 4.4 more rebounds per game than the Bulls' average.
- When Milwaukee earns the rebounding advantage they are 34-20-0 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Chicago is 19-30-0.
- The Bulls' 48% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.4 percentage points higher than the Bucks have given up to their opponents (45.6%).
Chicago Last 10 Games
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Betting Lines And Odds For Bulls Vs. Bucks
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Bulls Betting Trends
- Chicago is 45-41-0 against the spread this season.
- Chicago has eclipsed the over/under in 46.5% of its opportunities this season (40 times in 86 games with a set point total).
Recent Meetings With The Bucks
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Bulls Player Insights
- Nikola Vucevic is averaging a team-high 11 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 17.6 points and 3.2 assists, making 47.3% of his shots from the field and 31.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 triples per game.
- Zach LaVine is putting up 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, making 47.6% of his shots from the floor and 38.9% from 3-point range, with 2.8 treys per game.
- Coby White gives the Bulls 12.7 points, 3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
- Javonte Green is averaging 7.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, making 54.2% of his shots from the floor.
Injuries For Milwaukee Vs Chicago
Bucks: Khris Middleton: Out (Knee), George Hill: Questionable (Abdomen)
Bulls: Zach LaVine: Out (Health Protocols), Alex Caruso: Out (Concussion), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee), Matt Thomas: Out (Lower Leg)
Bulls Upcoming Games
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Latest Chicago Bulls NBA betting news
Rules for betting on the Bulls in Illinois
For example, let’s say the Bulls are facing the Knicks. The Bulls are 3.5-point favorites and are -165 on the moneyline. The point total over/under is 210.
If you take the Bulls at -3.5, they have to win the game by four or more points for your spread bet to cash. If you bet on the Bulls at -165 on the moneyline, that means they need to win the game in order for your bet to cash. But at -165 odds, a $16.50 wager would net you $10.
Finally, if the Bulls and Knicks combine to score over 210 points, you will win. Sportsbooks also offer individual and game props. You can bet on anything from Zach LaVine’s point total to the first quarter spread.
How did the Bulls do last year?
The Bulls put together a 31-41 record in the 2020-21 NBA regular season and missed the NBA Playoffs for the fourth straight year. The Bulls finished 11th in the Eastern Conference, just missing a spot in the NBA Playoffs Play-In Tournament. It was the first season under head coach Billy Donovan.
Just ahead of the season’s trade deadline, Chicago traded Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. to Orlando for Nikola Vucevic and Al-Farouq Aminu. The Bulls also acquired Troy Brown Jr. from Washington and Javonte Green and Daniel Theis from Boston in a three team deal, sending Luke Kornet to Boston and Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchison to Washington.
Zach LaVine led the team in scoring at 27.4 ppg and assists at 4.9 apg. Vucevic led the team in rebounding averaging 11.7 rpg. LaVine was an NBA All Star, marking his first All Star selection and the Bulls’ first All Star selection since Jimmy Butler in the 2016-17 season.
Here is Chicago’s regular-season record for every year over the last decade:
- 2021: 31-41 (Missed playoffs)
- 2020: 22-43 (Missed playoffs)
- 2019: 22-60 (Missed playoffs)
- 2018: 27-55 (Missed playoffs)
- 2017: 41-41 (Lost in the first round of playoffs)
- 2016: 42-40 (Missed playoffs)
- 2015: 50-32 (Lost in the second round of playoffs)
- 2014: 48-34 (Lost in the first round of playoffs)
- 2013: 45-37 (Lost in the second round of playoffs)
- 2012: 50-16 (Lost in the first round of playoffs)
- 2011: 62-20 (Lost in Eastern Conference Finals)
Here’s how some key Bulls have performed over the last couple of seasons:
|Zach LaVine||25.5 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.2 APG||25.5 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.2 APG||23.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 4.5 APG||16.7 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.0 APG|
|Patrick Williams||9.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.4 APG||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Nikola Vucevic||21.5 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 3.9 APG||19.6 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 3.6 APG||20.8 PPG,12.0 RPG, 3.8 APG||16.5 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 3.4 APG|
|Coby White||13.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.7 APG||13.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.7 APG||N/A||N/A|
The Bulls made a few big acquisitions at the trade deadline this past season, then the team went all in on some big names in the offseason, adding:
- C Nikola Vucevic (Trade)
- C Daniel Theis (Trade)
- G Lonzo Ball (Restricted Free Agent Signing)
- F Derrick Jones Jr. (Trade)
- G DeMar DeRozan (Sign and Trade)
Where is the United Center?
The United Center is located on the west side of Chicago, at the address 1901 W. Madison St. It is also home to the Chicago Blackhawks, the city’s NHL franchise. Here are a few more things to know about the arena:
- Location: Chicago
- Owner and Operator: United Center Joint Venture: Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks (50% each)
- Capacity: About 23,000
- Ground Breaking: April 6, 1992
- Construction Cost: $175 million
- Opening Date: Aug. 18, 1994
- Also Hosts: Chicago Blackhawks, concerts and events
How to watch, stream and listen to Bulls games
Bulls games air locally on NBC Sports Chicago on TV, and on 670 The Score on the radio. You can stream games by purchasing NBA League Pass if you are out of market.
You can also stream games via NBC Sports Chicago by downloading the ‘My Teams‘ app, which requires a cable subscription.
History of Chicago Bulls
The Bulls are one of the most well-known franchises in the world, mostly thanks to Michael Jordan.
- Established: 1966
- Retired numbers: 4, 10, 23, 33
- Seasons: 55
- Record: 2227-2135 (.511)
- Playoff Appearances: 35
- Conference Championships: Six
- World Championships: Six
- Winningest Coach: Phil Jackson, 545-193 (.738)
Chicago Bulls FAQ
Jerry Reinsdorf owns the Bulls, in addition to the Chicago White Sox. The former IRS Tax Attorney has owned both teams for over 35 years.
Reinsdorf purchased the team in 1985, the year after the Bulls drafted Michael Jordan, for $16.2 million. He bought the team from the Wirtz Family, which was mostly indifferent to NBA basketball.
Dick Klein founded the Bulls in 1966.
The Bulls used to have some of the most expensive tickets in the league, and regularly sold out the United Center. But as the team has regressed, so have ticket prices.
According to Yahoo Finance, they had the 14th-highest ticket prices in the league in 2018-19 at $133 per ticket. They were one spot behind the Oklahoma City Thunder, and one spot ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bulls have won six championships, all in the 1990s.
They won in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998. In 2020, ESPN unveiled a 10-part documentary titled “The Last Dance,” chronicling the Bulls’ dynasty.
Chicago is 6-for-6 in NBA Finals appearances. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson were around for all six of those titles, while Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc, Horace Grant, Steve Kerr and several others also played key roles.
The Bulls are worth $3.3 billion, according to Forbes, which is the fourth-highest figure in the NBA.
Chicago is only behind the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. It is just ahead of the Boston Celtics.
Team owner Jerry Reinsdorf purchased a controlling stake in the Bulls for just $16.2 million in 1985. Michael Jordan is long gone, but his impact is still obvious around the globe.
The Bulls have had nine players and four coaches inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Among the most notable names are Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Phil Jackson.
Jerry Sloan and Artis Gilmore are a few more prominent Bulls to enter the Hall of Fame.