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Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

February 14, 2024

The Chicago Bulls get set to clash against the upstart and surging Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night inside the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, They tip it off at 7:30 pm. Cleveland is rolling and one of the better teams in the league this season.  Bookmaker has installed the Cavaliers as a solid 9-point favorite in this clash. 

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cavaliers (35-17) have been on fire of late and even though they just saw their nine-game winning streak snapped, they have been one of the most consistent and dominant teams in the Eastern Conference this season. 

Cleveland has a very good offense that is paced by Donovan Mitchell, who is averaging around 26 a game to go along with just under seven assists per contest. He is a great shooter and can easily put the ball on the floor and go right to the tin. The Cavaliers are a decent shooting team too, as they are connecting on 56% from the floor, including 38% from beyond the arc. 

They will push the ball in this one, and look for them to really spread the ball around and try to get some clean open looks from three-point land. 

Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Bulls (26-28) have not played well this season and they are trying their best to get their record back up to .500 on the season. Chicago has had issues with closing out games late in the fourth quarter and they have also had long stretches where they were not able to put together a run of points. 

They have won three of four, though, after dropping three of four overall. They are a very inconsistent team and it shows in their record and their play on the floor. They are led on offense by veteran DeMar DeRozan, who is leading the team in scoring with an average of 22.7 points per game to go along with 4.1 rebounds a night.

He has shown he can be a viable veteran option on the floor when they need a bucket, but they have not gotten much from their role players. They would love to get point guard Coby White into the fold as well. He is netting 19 points.a game and will have to shoulder more of the offensive load. 

The Bulls will have to contain Mitchell and make sure he does not go off in this one. They will also look to get the ball inside to center Nikola Vucevuc, who is averaging around 17 points per game and has played well when he has his back to the basket. 

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick 

The Cavaliers are 4-1 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the spread. They are a solid 14-10 in their road games against the number too and the totals have gone over in two out of their last five games. The Bulls are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the spread. They are also a solid 13-13 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in five out of their last five games. 

Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers - 9.5