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Cavaliers vs Bulls Betting Preview

Chicago BullsCleveland Cavaliers
Nov 2, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

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Cleveland will look to improve on its 1-0 record on Friday when they host Chicago in NBA odds action at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers sit at 1-0 (1-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 1-0 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 0-1 OU, and Chicago is 0-1 OU.

View Chicago vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Cavaliers sat as 2-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Cavaliers and the No. 1-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-96 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 2-rated squad against Chicago's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 6 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 2 per outing.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 93-87 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bulls got a 23-point performance from Joakim Noah, who added 10 rebounds as Chicago ran past Sacramento 93-87 on Wednesday at United Center.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 94-84 winner at home against the Wizards. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers got a 29-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Cleveland ran past Washington 94-84 on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

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
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Chicago home to New Orleans, Saturday, November 3
Cleveland at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 3