Now that the 2015 NBA Playoffs for the Eastern Conference is past the half-way point we will see Game 5 between the No. 5 seed Bucks of Milwaukee playing the No. 3 seed Bulls of Chicago with the Bulls leading this 7 game series 3-1, with the game 5 being played on Monday the 27th of April 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with tip off time at 8:10 PM ET and seen on TNT TV.
The opening betting odds for this Game 5 favor the Bulls of Chicago at -8 with the total 188 and -400 on the Money Line, with the comeback on the Bucks at +8 and +325 on the Money Line.
In Game 1 of the series to refresh the fans memories, the Bulls beat the Bucks in Chicago by 12 points with the final score 103-91, then in the 2nd Game also in Chicago again the Bulls be the Bucks by 9 point with the final score 91-82, then in the 3rd Game in Milwaukee the Bulls won for the 3rd time over the Bucks by 7 points in double overtime with the final score 113-106. In the last Game 4 the Bucks in Milwaukee beat the Bulls by 2 points with the final score 92-90. After this Game 5, the Game 6 (if needed) will be played in Milwaukee on Thursday the 30th of April with time TBD, and Game 7 (if needed) will be played in Chicago on Saturday the 2nd of May 2015 with time TBD.
They say the Buck have chosen to live to continue their fight another day after a tremendous rally in game 4 to beat the Bulls 92-90 in the 1st Round game this past Saturday. So no on Monday they will seek to prolong the series with a win in Chicago if that’s possible. Their dramatic win in that game 4 to keep from being shut out was a layup in the final second of the game by J. Bayless to give the Bucks that 2 point win over Chicago. Many say they need their bench to come forward, but in reality they need their starting 5 roster to pick it up on the offense and win this Game 5, even as the Game 4 win game from their bench strength as their bench outscored the Bulls bench by a long shot in the Game 4.
If you’re Bulls of Chicago fan and Bet on NBA at SBG Global of other online sportsbooks your team had a great opportunity to sweep the Bucks, as they got beat in the closing moments by Milwaukee and let the Buck steal this one. The game as it was played by the Bulls seemed to indicate the Bucks were to win, as the Bulls continued to make mistakes in the game, including a very costly turnover with less than 1.2 seconds in the game, which was his 8th of the game and the 28th of the Bulls for the entire Game4 that they lost to Milwaukee.
Now that they missed their opportunity to close out the series in that Game 4, they still like their odds of closing out the series with a win over the Bucks in front of their hometown fans in Chicago as they are undefeated in the last 9 games they played at home this 2014-15 season, and during those 9 games they have been 7 and 2 against the spread. In the last 5 games that the Bulls have played the Bucks they have been 5 and 0 against the spread and straight up.
The Media predicts that the Bulls will win at home beating the Bucks with a Final Score 98-89, win the series and move on to the 2nd Round most likely against the Cavaliers of Cleveland.