Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Bulls pay a visit to Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers currently sports a record of 4-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-9 ATS. The Bulls are 8-8 and 4-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 10-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 5-11 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Cavaliers and the No. 13-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-90 result in favor of the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 95.9 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 91.2 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.7 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.
The Bulls were an 80-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (156) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got 19 points from Nate Robinson but lost anyway 80-76 against the Pacers on Tuesday at United Center.
In their last action, Cleveland was an 89-79 loser on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland suffered an 89-79 loss against Detroit on Monday, getting 17 points from Anderson Varejao in a losing effort at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bulls at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games at home
Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago at Detroit, Friday, December 7
Cleveland at Minnesota, Friday, December 7