The Chicago Bulls are a strong 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games at home as they prepare to play host to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in Game 3 of their best-of-seven second-round NBA playoff series.
The Cavaliers tied up the series at 1-1 in Game 2 on Wednesday, winning and covering the posted spread at the online sportsbooks in a 106-91 home victory in which James scored 33 points. Chicago won Game 1 of the series on Monday night by a final score of 99-92 as a 4.5-point road underdog.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Cleveland Cavaliers betting line opened this morning as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – VSB
(including Bodog), while the total was hovering around 194 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 105-102 victory for the Bulls.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Bulls sport a record of 55-35 and 44-46 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Cavaliers sit at 58-30 and 44-44 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 43-43-4 for the Chicago Bulls and 35-52-1 for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cleveland injuries news.
The betting Power Rankings at Odds – VSB
have the No. 3-rated Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the No. 13-rated Chicago Bulls in this NBA contest.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rank No. 18 in the league with 43.14 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 8.1 per game, while the Cleveland Cavaliers rate No. 4 with 10.05 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago lost its last outing, a 106-91 result against the Cavaliers on May 6. The Bulls failed to cover in that game as a +5.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total.
- Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Chicago is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games
- Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Chicago, Sunday, May 10th