The Chicago Bulls (26-29) visit Central rivals Cleveland Cavaliers (36-22) for a matchup on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on 20:00 11th February. The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the game seeded fourth in the Eastern Conference, five spots ahead of the ninth-placed Chicago Bulls. The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed a 145-134 win when last faced with the Chicago Bulls, and they look like a solid call to take out their coming visitors at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse once again.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Chicago Bulls Betting expert picks
Cavaliers VS Bulls Moneyline
Bet on the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.50) on the moneyline at Ohio sportsbooks.
The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the regular season series 3-0 against the Chicago Bulls going into their latest matchup. They won 145-134 in the previous encounter, going 5-5 in the last 10. The hosts are favored to win again on Tuesday, with their -200 moneyline odds implying there is a 67% chance of a home win. It’s difficult to disagree with the Chicago Bulls being given +170 moneyline odds to win this game. Lately, they have had a struggle away from home, losing their last two road games, and fell to a 116-105 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets in their previous outing.
We like the Cleveland Cavaliers to win outright against an out-of-sorts Chicago Bulls. The hosts are 36-22 for the season and are in brilliant form, winning their last five games in a row.
Cavaliers VS Bulls Spread
Betting on the Cleveland Cavaliers -5.0 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 5-point favorites over the Chicago Bulls in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. They were victorious in three out of their last five home encounters in this series. The average margin of victory was 16.7 points.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone five games straight covering the spread. Their record for the season is 32-24-2 ATS. For their past five matchups at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone an impressive 4-1 ATS.
The Chicago Bulls couldn’t cover the spread in four of their last five road games. Their away record is 13-14-1 ATS this season. The visitors are 4-6 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 5-5 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Cavaliers VS Bulls Total
Take Total under 224 (1.91) at Ohio sports betting sites.
Based on their head-to-head record, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls look primed for a low-scoring affair. Both sides haven’t produced too many points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 217.5 points between them, including 221.4 points in the last five at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
At the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 14-15 O/U against the total. Their record for the season is 26-31 O/U. The total went over in half the previous 10 Cleveland Cavaliers home games. The hosts are 3-7 O/U in their last 10 contests overall.
The Chicago Bulls are 13-15 O/U away from home this season. In seven of their last eight road games, the total went under. The visitors have gone 9-20 O/U in their most recent matchups against Central teams and 2-8 O/U in their last ten games overall.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Chicago Bulls Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Chicago Bulls (+170) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-200)
- Against the spread (ATS): Chicago Bulls +5.0 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -5.0 (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
Form-wise, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking strong on the back of five consecutive wins. A 107-118 triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak, leaving them 7-3 in their last 10 matches overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been incredibly proficient on the offensive side of the court lately. While their regular season average is 111.9, they have averaged an outstanding 119.0 points in their last five games. The home defense has been among the league’s stingiest, allowing opponents an average of 106.2 points in all games and 105.2 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers failed to make the playoffs despite entering the Play-In Tournament. However, they have since made a superb recovery, currently sitting fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
Dylan Windler is the only reported injury concern for the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of Saturday’s game.
Chicago Bulls Form
The Brooklyn Nets handed the Chicago Bulls a second straight defeat in a 116-105 beating last time out, leaving the visitors 5-5 from their past ten games and 1-4 in the last five on the road.
The Chicago Bulls will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 114.2 points per game this season. Defensively, the away team has restricted opponents to 108.6 points on average in the last five matches. This is an improvement on the 113.9 points allowed per game for the season.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Chicago Bulls hope to clinch another postseason berth. The visitors have gone 26-29 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s ninth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
Javonte Green and Lonzo Ball are set to miss the Chicago Bulls game due to injuries.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Chicago Bulls H2H history
In their last matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 145-134 win over the Chicago Bulls. The game took place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on January 2023. Both teams have failed to claim the upper hand in this series in recent years, having claimed five wins apiece from their previous ten matchups
The Cleveland Cavaliers managed an average of 109.7 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Chicago Bulls, who averaged 107.8 points.