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Cavaliers visit Bulls in NBA clash

Cleveland CavaliersChicago Bulls
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | United Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Odds

8-27TEAM RECORD18-13

The Bulls will be trying to slam the Cavaliers on Monday when the teams tip off at United Center in NBA betting action.

Chicago will face the 8-27 Cavaliers, who own a 15-20 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 11-20 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 19-16 favoring the OVER.

View Cleveland vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cavaliers were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 187.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Bulls and the No. 27-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-89 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 10-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 30 in the league with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.6 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 112-104 loser as they battled the Rockets at home. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kyrie Irving was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 4 rebounds but Houston still won, 112-104, over Cleveland on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Chicago won its last outing, a 96-89 result against the Heat on January 4. The Bulls covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Miami was victimized for 27 points and 12 rebounds by Carlos Boozer as the Bulls defeated the Heat 96-89 in NBA action on Friday.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Cleveland is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chicago's last 21 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Atlanta, Wednesday, January 9
Chicago home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, January 9