Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 4/17/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 4/17/2021 – The Chicago Bulls playoff chances are slipping from their hands but it is not too late with one month left in the season. They will have a chance to break the dry spell when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers this Saturday, April 17. The game begins at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the live telecast will be provided by NBC Sports Chicago and Bally Sports Ohio. Both feeds are available to view through the online live streaming platform of NBA League Pass. This is predicted to be close by NBA lines but having the home-court advantage gives the Chicago Bulls the small edge over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 4/17/2021
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 4/17/2021 Betting Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the third to the last team in the NBA Eastern Conference standings and just above the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons with their record now at 20-35. After winning over the Charlotte Hornets, the Cavaliers lost their most recent match against the Golden State Warriors by eight points, 101-119. Collin Sexton played in this game and provided the team with 30 points while fellow guard Darius Garland had 20 points, seven assists and three rebounds. Jarrett Allen manned the paint for this team and finished with a strong 17 points and 11 boards.
Players to watch: C. Sexton PG 46 GP 46 GS 35.8 MIN 24.2 PTS 0.8 OR 2 DR 2.8 REB 4.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.6 TO 2.7 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.01 PER
D. Garland PG 45 GP 42 GS 33.4 MIN 17 PTS 0.5 OR 2 DR 2.4 REB 5.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 3 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 13.66 PER
J. Allen C 34 GP 23 GS 29.6 MIN 13.9 PTS 2.9 OR 6.9 DR 9.8 REB 1.7 AST 0.4 STL 1.6 BLK 1.4 TO 1.6 PF 1.2 AST/TO 21.89 PER.
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls road trip has not been friendly to them and they are now on a five-game losing streak. Their record is now at 22-33 to tie the Washington Wizards but they gave up the 10th best record and the last play-in tournament spot to the Toronto Raptors. This team’s most recent loss was in the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies with the final score at 115-126. Nikola Vucevic led the team with 24 points, 14 rebounds and six assists while Zach LaVine is out with an injury. Coby White followed through Vucevic’s efforts with 27 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Players to Watch: Z. LaVine SG 53 GP 53 GS 35.2 MIN 27.5 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.1 REB 5.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 3.6 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.83 PER
N. Vucevic C * 11 GP 13 GS 31.9 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 7.8 DR 9.8 REB 3.3 AST 1.1 STL 1.1 BLK 1.3 TO 2.4 PF 2.6 AST/TO 24.9 PER
L. Markkanen PF 34 GP 25 GS 27.6 MIN 15 PTS 0.8 OR 4.7 DR 5.5 REB 0.9 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 1.2 TO 1.5 PF 0.8 AST/TO 15.55 PER.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 4/17/2021 Betting Numbers
Cleveland are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Chicago are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Damyean Dotson SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Chicago
Zach LaVine SG Quarantine is out indefinitely
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks
Zach LaVine is still out in this game for the Chicago Bulls as he still needs to clear quarantine time. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been inconsistent with their production and that is why the top online sportsbook gives the Chicago Bulls the edge.
Moneyline: The Bulls are getting an ML of -120 in their home court while the Cavaliers are at +100.
ATS: It is just one point on the ATS for this matchup with the Bulls sitting on the -1 while the Cavs are +1.
TOTALs: The total for this game is pegged at 212 points with the Bulls going over and the Cavaliers are under.
Score Prediction: 110 – 107, Bulls