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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Cavaliers travelling to Chicago Tuesday to face the Bulls on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 29-27 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulls are 24-32 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Cleveland is 31-25 on the totals; Chicago is 23-33.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 6 and the Cavaliers at No. 27 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-92 result in favor of the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 6-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 29 in the league with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.2 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 21-rated mark, allowing 102 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.
The Cavaliers were a 109-105 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland got 26 points from Dion Waiters en route to a 109-105 loss against Miami on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 102-72 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Oklahoma City and falling 102-72 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
A few Cavaliers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 9 games at home
Cleveland home to Toronto, Wednesday, February 27
Chicago home to Philadelphia, Thursday, February 28