The first round of the NBA playoff is set to start Saturday, April 15. The play-in games will take place on April 12, 13, and 15. In the Eastern Conference, the No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks will take on the No. 6 seed Chicago Bulls.
Bucks vs. Bulls predictions
Odds to win series: Bucks -1000, Bulls +650
Regular season record: Bucks: 51-31, Bulls: 46-36
Head-to-head record: 4-0 Bucks
The Bucks handled the Bulls this season. Heading into the season, there was a ton of hype surrounding the Bulls with all their free agency adds. After starting the season off well, they struggled a bit. To say the least, they have been disappointing. The Bucks had another good season and are my team to beat in the playoffs. They struggled a bit throughout the middle of the season, but the team was banged up then. Fully healthy, they are the best team in the Eastern Conference.
Pick: Bucks in 5 games
The Bucks should win this series handily. They showed they were the better team throughout the regular season. Defensively, the Bulls have no chance stopping Giannis. Milwaukee is heading into this series at full health which is crucial for them. I see the Bulls winning one game at home, but that is it.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.