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Bulls visit Cavaliers in NBA clash

Chicago BullsCleveland Cavaliers
Jan 20, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

13-3TEAM RECORD6-7

Quicken Loans Arena will feature Cavaliers vs. Bulls action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Cleveland battles the Bulls, currently with a 13-3 mark (10-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-6 for the Cavaliers and 7-9 for the Bulls.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers - Bulls odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 22 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-94 win for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 96.4 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 1 at 85.8 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.1 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago won its last outing, a 118-97 result against the Suns on January 17. The Bulls covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 215 combined points took the game OVER the total. Phoenix was run off the court by the Bulls on Tuesday as Chicago blasted the Suns 118-97 at United Center.

Cleveland was a 105-95 loser in its last match at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 200 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cavaliers got 19 points from Antawn Jamison, but it was Golden State that prevailed in a 105-95 final on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bulls at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to Charlotte, Saturday, January 21
Cleveland at Atlanta, Saturday, January 21

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