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Bulls Have Been Awful on the Road

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The NBA is back in action tonight, and the Chicago Bulls will hope to leave their struggles behind them as the team went 1-6 both SU and ATS prior to the All-Star break. Unfortunately, they’ll have to attempt to turn the page on their recent skid in Cleveland against a Cavs team who’s 22-4 on their home court this season.

Shark Bites
  • The Bulls are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games against the Cavaliers.
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Chicago's last 25 games.
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home.

Chicago’s recent struggles have mainly come on the road where the team is just 1-5 SU and ATS in its last six road games. In the five road losses they’ve been outscored by an average of 13 points and have allowed their opponent to score an average of 112 points in those games.

The Cavaliers opened as 11.5-point favorites in this one, and luckily for anyone backing the Bulls, the Cavs are just 1-3 ATS in their last four games when favored by 11.5 or less. Despite being a tough beat on their home court, Cleveland is a middling 13-13 ATS at Quicken Loans Arena.

The game opened with a total of 207, and both teams are trending OVER. Cleveland has gone OVER in six of their last eight games, while Chicago has gone OVER in 12 of their last 15 road games.

The team last met on January 23 in Tyronn Lue’s coaching debut for the Cavs. Cleveland was booed off the court in a 96-83 loss, which also saw the Bulls cover as 10.5-point underdogs. With Jimmy Butler out of the Bulls lineup for a few weeks, the Cavs will have a good shot at redemption tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Cleveland Cavaliers as -12-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 207.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 115-94 victory for the Cavaliers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cleveland battles the Chicago Bulls, currently with a 27-25 mark (19-33 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 26-26 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and 27-25 for the Chicago Bulls. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Chicago injuries news.

The Cavaliers - Bulls betting odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power rankings. Cleveland is rated No. 5 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Chicago Bulls sit at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Chicago Bulls rank No. 1 in the league with 47.92 per game. That compares with Cleveland's No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA's No. 4-ranked team at 10.13 per game, while the Chicago Bulls rate No. 23 with 7.38 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was run off the court by the Hawks on Wednesday as Atlanta blasted them 113-90 at United Center.

The Cavaliers got a 35-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Cleveland handed Los Angeles a 120-111 defeat on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Chicago's last 25 games
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Toronto, Friday, February 19th
Cleveland at Oklahoma City, Sunday, February 21st