Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction 2/14/2024

The Chicago Bulls (26-28) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (35-17) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on ESPN. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cavaliers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

The Bulls notched a win against the Hawks in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 136-126. At the beginning of the second half, the Bulls were leading 60-59.

In their last ten games, the Bulls have gone 5-5 and come into today’s game vs. the Cavaliers with an overall record of 26-28. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Bulls are 15-18 this season and have gone 11-10 in non-conference games.

Chicago has an overall ATS record of 28-25 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 13-13, as opposed to a 15-12 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Cavaliers will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the 76ers with a final score of 123-121. Besides losing the game outright, the Cavaliers also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -11 point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 230.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Bulls, the Cavaliers are looking to stay above .500. Currently, their overall record is 35-17. When playing on the road this season, the Cavaliers are 17-8 compared to 18-9 at home.

Against the spread, Cleveland are currently above .500, at 28-22 ATS. The Cavaliers currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 19-14 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

In 54 games games, Chicago has an average of 111.9 points per game (25th).

When it comes to scoring, the Bulls are 25th in the NBA at 111.9 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 111.7 points per game (22nd).

In terms of pace, Chicago is 27th in the league at 96.9 possessions per game. So far this season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.9% of their games.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Bulls are 22nd in the NBA at 46%. Inside the arc, they are 24th in two-point shooting percentage (53%).

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring at 115 points per game.

So far this season, the Cavaliers have been a strong offensive team. They are averaging 115 points per game, which is 15th in the league. At home, they are averaging 116.4 points per game.

When it comes to their pace, the Cavaliers are 23rd in the league at 97.8 possessions per game. They have been an efficient shooting team overall, ranking 11th in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 10th in made threes but just 18th in three-point shooting percentage.

Overall, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.1% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 11th in the league. However, they have struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking 26th in free throw attempts.

Bulls Team Defense

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 11th in the league, allowing an average of 113.0 points per contest. Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.7 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 14th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.3 rejections per game.

Cavaliers Team Defense

This season, the Cavaliers’ defense is the 2nd ranked defense in the NBA at 2nd PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 65.4% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 51.8% while allowing 35.5% from downtown.

Key Players For The Bulls And Cavaliers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that DeMar DeRozan will be the primary scorer for the Bulls, with 23 points and going 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.7 points per game along with 4.1 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Donovan Mitchell as the leading scorer for the Cavaliers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 28 while also collecting 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 28.3 points per game.

Bulls vs Cavaliers Trends

  • Chicago has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 116 points per game while allowing 111. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • In their last five home games, Cleveland has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 99. The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Chicago has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Bulls vs Cavaliers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Cavaliers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 134-101. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -9.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 223.5 and given that our model is projecting 235 points between the teams, we like the over.

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