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Cavaliers vs Bulls Betting Matchup Report

Chicago BullsCleveland Cavaliers
20-20January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Quicken Loans Arena15-26

The Cleveland Cavaliers host Chicago on Wednesday, looking to build on their 15-26 mark against the 20-20 Bulls in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers currently sport a record of 15-26, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-23 ATS. The Bulls are 20-20 and 18-22 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cavaliers post a 20-21 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 17-23 against the number.

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Those backing the visitors in this one found the Bulls listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 187.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 22 and the Bulls sitting at No. 13. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 89-84 result in favor of the Bulls today.

Chicago won its last outing, a 102-100 result against the Lakers on January 20. The Bulls failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles was scorched by D.J. Augustin for 27 points as the Bulls defated the Lakers 102-100 in NBA action on Monday.

The Cavaliers were a 102-97 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers wasted a 26-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Dallas ran past them 102-97 on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 96.68 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 92.68 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 42.66% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 42.45% per game.

A few Bulls at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Chicago is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to Los Angeles, Friday, January 24th
Cleveland home to Milwaukee, Friday, January 24th