Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 1/18/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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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
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
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
Cleveland are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Chicago are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
Brandon Knight SG Knee is “?” Saturday vs Chicago
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
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