The Chicago Bulls (26-29) will head to Cleveland, Ohio this coming Saturday to play the Cleveland Cavaliers (35-22). The Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will host the start of the game at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. The Cavaliers won the most recent clash, 145-134, therefore this will be their fourth and final encounter this regular season.
The Bulls lost to the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 116-105 before this game. They had trouble on the offensive end of the court, and if they want to defeat the Cavaliers on the road, they will need to play with more efficiency in this game. The Cavaliers were victorious in their last game against the Pistons, playing excellent defense, and if they want to beat the Bulls at home, they must keep up their aggressive style of play.
Being 13 games behind the Boston Celtics puts the Chicago Bulls in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings. With a shooting percentage of 49% from the field, their offence averages 114.2 points per game. With a fifth-highest team shooting %, this is the 18th most points per game scored. The Bulls’ opponents have been shooting 47.1% from the field and they are giving up an average of 113.9 points per game on defence. With a 12th lowest shooting percentage allowed, this is the 16th fewest points allowed per game.
Being five games behind the Boston Celtics puts the Cleveland Cavaliers in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings right now. With a shooting percentage of 48.7% from the field, their offence averages 111.8 points per game. With a sixth-highest team shooting %, this represents the 25th most points per game scored.
The Cavaliers’ opponents have only made 46.4% of their shots from the field, and they are only scoring 106.2 points per game on defence. In addition to having the fifth-lowest shooting percentage allowed, this is the fewest points allowed each game. Their adjusted defensive rating is the lowest in the NBA.
Bulls vs Cavaliers Match Details
Fixture: Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers
Date and Time: Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Quicken Loand Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Bulls vs Cavaliers Injury Report
|Patrick Williams||Chicago Bulls||Probable||Ankle|
|Demar DeRozan||Chicago Bulls||Probable||Hip|
|Alex Caruso||Chicago Bulls||Probable||Foot|
|Ricky Rubio||Cleveland Cavaliers||Questionable||Rest|
|Dylan Windler||Cleveland Cavaliers||Out||Ankle|
Bulls vs Cavaliers Betting Odds
|Chicago Bulls||+170||+5 (-110)||Over 220 (-110)|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||-200||-5 (-110)||Under 220 (-110)|
Bulls vs Cavaliers Starting 5s
PG – Ayo Dosunmu | SG – Zach LaVine | SF – DeMar DeRozan | PF – Patrick Williams | C – Nikola Vucevic
PG – Darius Garland | SG – Issac Okoro | SF – Caris LeVert | PF – Evan Mobley | C – Jarrett Allen
Bulls vs Cavaliers Betting Prediction
On the attacking end of the court, Chicago isn’t particularly noteworthy. Even though they are scoring the 18th most points per game, they only have the 22nd best adjusted offensive rating. Due to their 10th-best adjusted offensive rating and sixth-best team shooting %, Cleveland will also be able to score well throughout this contest.
They won’t be stopped by the Bulls, and the Cavaliers’ home form will continue. Cleveland is now (23-6) and has been hot over the past week. Take the Cavs ATS in this one.
Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -5 (-110)