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Bulls vs. Bucks pick against the spread, over/under for Monday, December 11

We go over some of the best betting options for Monday’s matchup between the Bulls and Bucks.

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This week’s NBA schedule will tip off with a Central division showdown tonight as the Chicago Bulls make the short trip over the state line to meet the Milwaukee Bucks at 8 p.m. ET.

Chicago (9-14) is riding a season-high four-game win streak heading into tonight’s contest and is fresh off a 121-112 victory over the Spurs on Friday. The Bulls were able to erase an 11-point deficit at halftime and clamped down defensively to pull ahead. Meanwhile, Milwaukee (15-7) is back in action for the first time since Thursday, where it fell to the Pacers 128-119 in the semifinals of the NBA In-Season Tournament. Outside of that quick trip to Las Vegas, the Bucks are in the midst of an eight-game home stretch and are hoping to continue their dominance at the Fiserv Forum.

On the injury front, Zach LaVine (foot) will miss his fifth straight game for the Bulls while Alex Caruso (ankle) is listed as questionable and Patrick Williams (ankle) is listed as probable.

Milwaukee enters the game as an 11.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, accompanied by a total of 232.5. The Bucks are listed as a -575 moneyline favorite, making the Bulls a +425 underdog.

Bulls vs. Bucks, 8 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Bucks -11.5

Chicago bested Milwaukee in overtime when these two teams recently met on November 30. The Bucks haven’t blown too many opponents out so far and that’s reflected by them having a 4-6-1 record against the spread as a home favorite this year. However, the team should be well rested after having a few extra days off following Thursday’s semifinal and I think they’ll hammer the Bulls and cover this evening.

Over/Under: Under 232

Milwaukee home overs are 7-4 this season and the team should be able to get into rhythm on offense. On the other side, however, it will most likely take some time for them to get things cooking offensively given some of the injuries they are dealing with. I’ll lean towards the under here.