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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 1/18/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 1-18-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 1/18/2020 – These are teams that look to find some light into their season as both need to get something going if they want their playoff aspirations to still be alive. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are set to clash on Sunday, January 18 at 8 pm Eastern Time in the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NBC Sports Chicago Plus will be showing the game on television while NBA League Pass will air the game online as well as Sofascore as an alternate site to go to. This is a close game to call but NBA Over Under Picks see the Bulls prevailing in their own court over the Cavs.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 1/18/2020

When: January 18, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC Sports Chicago Plus
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cleveland Cavaliers +5.5 (-108) 215.5 o (-110) +195

Chicago Bulls
-5.5 (-108) 215.5 u (-110) -235
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Cleveland Cavaliers Betting

The Cavs lost their last three games in their Western Conference swing. They are a team that is quite lost in what is happening so far with them. Kevin Love is the highest-paid player for this team and he, when healthy, can provide the team a double-double. Tristan Thompson is the muscle in the paint as he was even considered as one of the best rebounders in the league back then. The young core of Darius Garland and Collin Sexton seems to be working well but the big problem for the Cavs are the bench players. It is too shallow and once the starters sit down, their opponents begin to work on them and put in the lead. Against the Bulls, they should give space to Sexton to operate on the offense but they have to battle for the boards as well to get the advantage.

Players to watch: C. Sexton PG 41 GP 41 GS 31.5 MIN 18.8 PTS 1 OR 2.2 DR 3.1 REB 2.2 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2 TO 2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 15.19 PER

K. Love PF 34 GP 34 GS 31.2 MIN 17 PTS 0.9 OR 9.5 DR 10.4 REB 2.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.5 PF 1 AST/TO 17.91 PER

T. Thompson C 39 GP 39 GS 31.7 MIN 12.8 PTS 4.2 OR 6.3 DR 10.5 REB 2.2 AST 0.7 STL 1 BLK 1.9 TO 2.4 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.3 PER

Chicago Bulls Betting

The Bulls are all youth but they seem to lack the guidance of a veteran leader. Zach Lavine has proved to the entire NBA that he can carry a team but he was given mules to ride on as compared to the other team’s horses. Lauri Markkanen is a solid player but they were expecting him to level up his production but he was underwhelming thus far. This should be a game that the Bulls can win and with the right decisions, they will overcome the Cavs in this game. Winning the boards will be the key and limiting the guards’ production against them will be huge as well.

Players to Watch: Z. LaVine PG 42 GP 42 GS 33.9 MIN 24.6 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.6 REB 4 AST 1.4 STL 0.5 BLK 3.3 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.62 PER

L. Markkanen PF 42 GP 42 GS 30.2 MIN 15 PTS 1.2 OR 5.4 DR 6.6 REB 1.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 1 AST/TO 14.88 PER

C. White PG 42 GP 0 GS 24.2 MIN 11.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.1 DR 3.5 REB 2.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 1.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 10.33 PER

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 1/18/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 9 games.
Cleveland are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
Cleveland are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games against Chicago.
Cavaliers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Chicago.
Cleveland are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Cleveland are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Cleveland are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in January.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games.
Chicago are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
Chicago are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland.
Chicago are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Chicago are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Central division.
Chicago are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games played in January.

Injuries

Cleveland Cavaliers

Brandon Knight SG Knee is “?” Saturday vs Chicago
Ante Zizic C Illness is “?” Saturday vs Chicago
Dylan Windler SF Leg is out for season
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Knee is out indefinitely

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Wendell Carter Jr. C Ankle is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Cleveland Cavaliers Chicago Bulls
17-22-2 Against the Spread 20-22
22-19 Straight Up 20-21-1
104 Points per Game 105
113 Points Allowed per Game 107
45.1 Offensive FG% 43.53
76.19 Offensive FT% 76.46
34.21 Offensive 3PT% 35.36
48.52 Defensive FG% 46.05
76.32 Defensive FT% 76.3
37.12 Defensive 3PT% 33.9

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

The Bulls have a slight edge in this game according to Top Online Sportsbook since this match is held at the United Center. Kevin Love is the most veteran player for both teams and the Cavs go with his lead. Having the experience, Cavs will look to give the Bulls a good run for their money.

Moneyline: The Cavaliers is given an ML of +195 if they manage to win this game on the road while the Bulls are -235.

ATS: It is 6 points across the spread for both teams with the Bulls owning the -5.5 side while the Cavaliers are on the other end with +5.5.

TOTALs: Cavs and Bulls are expected to reach a total of 215.5 points for this game. It is the Cleveland going over while the Bulls are under.

Score Prediction: 111 – 104 Bulls