The Chicago Bulls haven’t been in the same tier as the Cleveland Cavaliers over the last few years, but the boys from the Windy City have absolutely dominated the wine and gold. The Eastern Conference foes will renew acquaintances at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, where sportsbooks opened the Cavs as 9-point home favorites with a total of 217.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in seven of the Cavaliers’ last nine games.
- The Bulls are 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games on the road.
- The Cavaliers are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home against teams with losing records.
Chicago has won the first two meetings between the clubs this season, three straight dating back to last year and 20 of the last 26 overall. Chicago won at Cleveland on January 4, which one of just five losses the Cavs have suffered at home all year long.
The Cavs were quiet at the trade deadline, but they’re set to get a boost when veteran starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith return before the layoffs. Recently acquired shooting guard Kyle Korver has been absolutely dominant of late, going 12-for-18 from downtown while averaging 21 points in his last two contests.
Winners of three straight, the Bulls will be looking to rattle off four consecutive triumphs for the first time since mid-November.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Cleveland Cavaliers installed as -9-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 217.
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds – Shark pick a 119-101 result in favor of the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Chicago Bulls have seen them go 29-29 and 29-29 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are at 40-16 and 27-27-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Cavaliers are 32-22-2, while the Chicago Bulls are 24-34. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Chicago injuries news.
The Cavaliers – Bulls betting odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Cleveland is rated No. 10 in our latest Odds – Shark poll, while the Chicago Bulls sit at No. 21.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland’s No. 9-rated NBA squad against Chicago’s No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 2 in the league with 13.16 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 6.53 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Bulls got 23 points from Dwyane Wade as Chicago ran past Phoenix 128-121 on Friday at United Center.
Kyrie Irving scored 23 points leading the Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over New York at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday.
- Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
- Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games on the road
- Cleveland is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 9 games
- Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Denver, Tuesday, February 28th
Cleveland home to Milwaukee, Monday, February 27th