Cleveland vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cleveland vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 2/28/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (38-19) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (27-31) on Wednesday, February 28th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mavericks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Cavaliers vs Bulls

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The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win

The Cavaliers’ most recent game versus the Mavericks saw Donovan Mitchell lead the Cavaliers with 31 points while shooting 11/20 from the field. The Cavaliers picked up a 121-119 win, and Max Strus also added 21 points which was 2nd on the team.

As the Cavaliers get ready to face the Bulls, their overall record is 38-19 and they have gone 7-3 in their last ten games. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 2nd place and are in 1st place in the Central division.

Presently, Cleveland boasts an ATS record of 28-27, which is above .500 against the spread. Cleveland has struggled to cover the spread in their last two road games and has an ATS record of 14-11 on the road, while it is 14-16 at home.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Bulls fell to the Pistons by a score of 105-95. At the beginning of the second half, the Bulls were leading 55-50.

The Bulls come into today’s game vs. the Cavaliers with an overall record of 27-31, including going 5-5 in their last ten games. At home, the Bulls are 15-14 compared to 12-17 on the road this season.

Chicago currently has an ATS record of 30-27, placing them above .500 against the spread. This season, Chicago has a 13-12 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 17-15 as underdogs.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

In 57 games games, Cleveland has an average of 114.6 points per game (15th).

So far this season, the Cavaliers are 15th in the NBA in scoring at 114.6 points per game. However, they are only 19th in scoring on the road, averaging 112.9 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Cavaliers are 22nd in the league at 97.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 12th at 48% overall.

One area where the Cavaliers have excelled is in two-point shooting. They are 5th in the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 57%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 17th in the league at 36%.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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The Bulls come into today’s game as the 25th ranked scoring offense at 111.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Bulls are averaging 111.6 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league with 96.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Chicago is 25th in the NBA at 35%. They are also 24th in free throw attempts and 28th in assists.

At home, the Bulls are scoring 111.6 points per game, which is 26th in the league. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.2% of their games.

Cavaliers Team Defense

So far, the Cavaliers’ defense is ranked 2nd in the league at 109.3 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Cavaliers are forcing 12.8 per game, which is 14th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 21st in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls’ defense is giving up an average of 113.0 points per contest. Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.6 turnovers per game, which is 2nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 17th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.1 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And Bulls

For today’s matchup, we project Donovan Mitchell to lead the scoring for the Cavaliers, putting up 27 points and shooting at a rate of 10/20. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.2 points per game, along with 5.4 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place DeMar DeRozan as the leading scorer for the Bulls. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 23 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.2%, and his scoring average is 22.7 points per game.

Cavaliers vs Bulls Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Cavaliers offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 101. Cleveland posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Bulls have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 8-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 116 points per game in these contests.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Cleveland has a poor record vs the spread going 0-5. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Cavaliers vs Bulls Prediction

We’re backing the Cavaliers for a victory, with the projected score at 134-100. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Cavaliers at -4.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 216.5, and our model projects the Cavaliers and Bulls to reach a combined total of 234 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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