The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to play Game 1 against the Chicago Bulls in an NBA playoff pro basketball game scheduled for Saturday April 18th.
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Start time from Chicago is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN TV.
The betting odds from this playoff game have the home side Chicago Bulls the -7 ½ point favorite with a total lined at 186 points.
The teams met four times during the regular season with Chicago winning three of the four games. The two games played in Chicago were won by the Bulls with scores of 95-87 and 87-71.
Milwaukee finished at 41-41 on the year with the 105-100 home defeat on Wednesday to the Boston Celtics as a -6 point wagering favorite. The total went over 198 points. This broke a three game win streak.
The Bucks shot 46% from the floor with 7 of 21 from three. Ersan Ilyasove had 21 points and five rebounds hitting on 8 of 13 shots. They pulled down ten more rebounds than the Celtics. Milwaukee allowed 49% shooting to Boston with 13 of 30 coming from the three point line.
Chicago improved to 50-32 on the year following the 91-85 home victory on Wednesday to the Atlanta Hawks as a -5 ½ point wagering favorite. The total went under 198 points. The win streak is four games.
The Bulls shot 40% from the floor with 7 of 24 from three. Aaron Brooks came off the bench for 23 points and six rebounds hitting on 8 of 18 shots. They survived 22 turnovers by pulling down eight more rebounds than the Hawks. Chicago held Atlanta to 39% shooting with 8 of 29 from beyond the arc.
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