The stage is set for the two biggest superpowers in the Eastern Conference to put on a show Tuesday evening when the Chicago Bulls invade Quicken Loans Arena for an NBA opening night battle against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Cleveland went 3-1 SU in the regular season last year against Chicago.
- The Cavs are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago.
- The UNDER is 5-1-1 in Cavaliers last 7 road games.
Fresh off a trip to the NBA Finals that ended in a 4-2 series loss to the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James’ Cavs will be out for blood this year in order to prove they can parlay a star studded team on paper into an NBA title. Cleveland knocked off Chicago in the Conference Finals en route to the aforementioned Finals appearance, which should provide the Bulls with plenty of motivation to exact some revenge against the wine and gold.
“King James” and the perennially hobbled Derrick Rose have admitted they aren’t 100 percent for the contest but are expected to play regardless. James has been dealing with lower back issues that caused him to miss practice in recent weeks, while Rose suffered an orbital fracture in the preseason after getting elbowed in the face and has stated he’s been suffering from blurred vision.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Chicago Bulls opened as -1.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 195 at Bodog
for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 102-100 victory for the Bulls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Bulls sit at 56-38 (47-47 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently 67-35 (50-52 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Chicago is 45-45-4 OU and Cleveland is 41-59-2 OU. This season the Chicago Bulls are 56-38 overall and 47-47 ATS against the number, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 67-35 and 50-52 ATS. As for the totals, Chicago is 45-45-4 on the OU, and Cleveland is 41-59-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Bulls – Cavaliers betting odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Chicago is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds – VSB
poll, while the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at No. 3.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rank No. 15 in the league with 43.78 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 14-ranked team at 8.03 per game, while the Cleveland Cavaliers rate No. 3 with 10.01 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Cleveland is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
- Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games
- Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Memphis, Wednesday, October 28th
Chicago at Brooklyn, Wednesday, October 28th