In the wake of a 113-94 loss to the L.A. Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers are suffering through their first losing streak of the season and will be forced to face off with the Chicago Bulls in the second half of a back-to-back set on Friday.
- The Cavaliers are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games after losing as a favorite.
- The Cavaliers are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games against teams with winning records.
- The Bulls are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight games at home.
The Cavs, who rank as the Eastern Conference’s top shooting team from downtown, went 9-of-24 from beyond the arc against the Clips to snap their NBA-record streak of 16 straight games with at least 10 to begin the campaign. This is the first time LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will collide since Wade took a page from James’ playbook and departed South Beach for his hometown club.
Chicago claimed three of the four encounters last season, including both games played in the Windy City. If the Bulls are going to keep this close, they’ll have to improve their own 3-point shooting. Chicago is second-last in the NBA with 7.1 treys per game.
The UNDER is a great bet when the Cavs and Bulls do battle. In the past four matchups between the squads, the UNDER is 4-1.