Bulls-Bucks Preview

Central Division foes will battle when the Chicago Bulls take on the Milwaukee Bucks at United Center. The Bulls have not found their stride this season, currently holding an 8-10 record. On the opposite side, the Bucks are 12 games below .500 on the year and sport a record of 4-16. Their season has been especially tough, as they have lost eight of their last 10 games. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and FSN-WIS and CSN-CHI will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Bulls are regrouping after their loss to the Pistons, 92-75. Despite the loss, Taj Gibson earned his second double-double of the year. He recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls. Meanwhile, the Bucks are coming off a 90-82 loss to the Nets. O.J. Mayo had a team-high 22 points.

The stingy Chicago defense could make it difficult on Milwaukee's shooters. They rank second in the NBA in forcing misses (opponents' eFG% of 47.0%), while the cold-shooting Milwaukee offense is 26th with a mark of 46.5%. Moreover, foul-shooting opportunities could prove to be quite rare for the Bucks. They are 27th in the league in FTA rate (23.7), while the Bulls are among the league's least foul-prone teams (allowing a rate of just 24.6, ranking fourth in the NBA).