Cavs vs. Bulls Prediction
Which struggling team will come away with a win when the Chicago Bulls play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers today at 3:30PM ET?
511 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 512 Chicago Bulls
Sunday, January 27, 2019
3:30PM ET – United Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are the favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Cavs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 209.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cavs drop six straight
Cleveland has dropped six straight games following a 100-94 loss at home to Miami on Friday. The Cavs are just 1-4-1 against the spread during this losing streak. Cleveland is now 9-41 on the season, 4-22 on the road, 21-28-1 against the spread and 25-24-1 with the over.
The Cavs are struggling on both sides of the floor, scoring 102.3 points per game while shooting just 44.2 percent on offense. Defensively, Cleveland is giving up 113.6 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot a league-best 49.3 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from the arc. Jordan Clarkson is leading Cleveland this season with 16.5 points per game while Collin Sexton is adding 14.5 points per contest.
Bulls a mess too
Chicago has lost two straight and nine of its last 10 following a 106-101 loss to the Clippers at home on Friday. The only win was a 104-88 victory at Cleveland on Monday. The Bulls are 11-38 on the season, 5-19 at home, 21-27-1 against the spread and 29-19-1 with the under.
The Bulls haven’t been good on offense, averaging just 101.1 points per game this year while shooting 44.2 percent. However, the defense has been respectable, allowing just 111.2 points per game, which ranks 16th in the NBA. Injuries are really piling up for Chicago right now as Wendell Carter Jr. is out with a thumb injury while Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen are both questionable to play today. Those two combined for 40 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Cavs are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven division games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games.
Chicago has covered in four straight division games, but just 2-6-1 ATS in its last nine following a loss.
Both teams are a mess and dealing with a thin roster, but it’s hard to think the Cavs will be able to go on the road and do much of anything. Their last four road games have been losses by at least 16 points. Chicago may be banged up, but the Bulls are still at home and have shown an ability to be competitive more consistently than Cleveland. I will take the Bulls, hope for at least LaVine or Markkanen to play, and watch Chicago handle Cleveland.
NBA Prediction: Chicago Bulls -4.5