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Bulls Are On An Ugly ATS Streak

This season has been marred by inconsistent play for the Chicago Bulls as they have registered a winning streak of three or more games on just three occasions, but have hit three consecutive losses just as many times. This streaky play should worry bettors as the Bulls have only covered once in their past eight contests. Chicago will look to avoid another three game skid Saturday when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are just 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games against the Bulls.
  • The OVER is 7-1 in the Bulls past eight games.
  • The Cavs have only lost two of their past 18 games at home.

Cleveland enters Saturday's game in a weird spot after the surprise firing of head coach David Blatt Friday. Despite holding a two-game lead in the Eastern Conference and a 6.5 game lead in the Central Division, general manager David Griffin said he was not pleased with the direction or atmosphere of the team. Tyronn Lue, who spent 11 years in the NBA as a point guard, was promoted from associate coach to head coach on a permanent basis in the wake of Blatt’s firing.

Shooting has been one of the biggest reasons for the Bulls streaky play this season as they are hitting 43.4 percent of their shots, good for the fifth-worst in the NBA, and are just 4-for-33 from beyond the arc in their past two games. Derrick Rose is rounding into fine offensive form however, with the oft-injured point guard averaging 25.3 points in the past three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Chicago Bulls listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 201.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 105-101 win for the Cavaliers on Saturday. 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

The Cleveland Cavaliers bring a 30-11 record (18-21-2 ATS) to the battle against the 24-18 Chicago Bulls, who are 16-26 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Cleveland Cavaliers go 19-22 so far and the Chicago Bulls go 22-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Chicago injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Cleveland Cavaliers and the No. 17-rated Bulls in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Cleveland's No. 16-ranked offense (101.39 PPG) against a Chicago Bulls defense that ranks No. 17 at 101.45 PPG. The Cleveland Cavaliers have averaged 45.16% from the field per game, more than the Chicago Bulls have managed so far this NBA season (43.36% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulls wasted a 28-point performance from Jimmy Butler as Boston ran past them 110-101 on Friday at TD Garden.

Los Angeles was victimized for 22 points and 12 assists by LeBron James as the Cavaliers defeated the Clippers 115-102 in NBA action on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Chicago is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Cleveland is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Miami, Monday, January 25th
Cleveland home to Minnesota, Monday, January 25th