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Bulls' Playoff Hopes are Extremely Slim

Iman Shumpert

Two teams that are trending in opposite directions collide when the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls square off in the Windy City on Saturday. The Cavs are simply riding out the remainder of the regular season in the top spot in the Eastern Conference, while the Bulls’ playoff hopes are on life support.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 6-0 in Bulls last 6 games following a straight up loss.
  • The Cavaliers are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
  • The Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the NBA Central Division.

Chicago is on the brink of elimination and they didn’t do themselves any favors in Thursday’s 106-98 loss to the Miami Heat, as the Bulls gave up 66 points in the second half of that game. Derrick Rose and company have lost seven of their last 10 games since beating the Sacramento Kings on March 21 to move into the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.

Bettors seeking underdog value have been loving this series, and for good reason. Dogs have gone a perfect 6-0 ATS in the last six matchups between the clubs.

Chicago took the first two meetings but Cleveland won the third by a score of 106-95 on February 18 thanks to 25 points, nine rebounds and nine assists from LeBron James.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 36-41-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Chicago Bulls are 33-46 ATS. Cleveland is 39-40 vs the betting total points scored; Chicago is 36-43. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cleveland injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Chicago Bulls and the No. 2-ranked Cleveland Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 2-rated NBA squad against Cleveland's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 21 in the league with 7.82 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.67 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland got 26 points from Kyrie Irving en route to a 123-109 loss against Indiana on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Chicago got 21 points and 21 rebounds from Pau Gasol in a losing cause in a 106-98 loss to Miami on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Chicago
  • Chicago is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
  • Chicago is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Atlanta, Monday, April 11th
Chicago at New Orleans, Monday, April 11th

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