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Chicago BullsCleveland Cavaliers
April 8, 7:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

58-20TEAM RECORD17-61

Cleveland will look to improve on its 17-61 record on Friday when they host Chicago in NBA odds action at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers currently sports a record of 17-61, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 33-42-3 ATS. The Bulls are 58-20 and 48-29-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 42-36 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 33-45 against the number.

View Chicago vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulls listed as 11-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 193.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 30 and the Bulls sitting at No. 2. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 105-88 result in favor of the Bulls today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 95.3 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 91.3 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 92.9 points per game when on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in home scoring.

Chicago was a 97-81 winner in its last match at home against the Celtics. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 178 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Celtics were burned for 30 points by Derrick Rose on Thursday as the Bulls picked up a 97-81 win at United Center.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 104-96 winner as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. J.J. Hickson scored 28 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Cleveland on Wednesday, leading the Cavaliers to a 104-96 victory over Toronto at Air Canada Centre.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Bulls at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 14 games

Next up:
Chicago at Orlando, Sunday, April 10
Cleveland at Milwaukee, Saturday, April 9