Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, NBA Basketball Sports Betting, Picks and Prediction

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CHICAGO BULLS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
29-29 February 25, 8:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena 40-16
Chicago at Cleveland, Betting Lines
When: 8:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 25, 2017
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Rotation – Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
511 –Chicago Bulls +10 -110 +425 Ov 214½ -105
512 –Cleveland Cavaliers -10 -110 -520 Un 214½ -115

The Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet on the court at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

ABOUT THE BULLS (29-29): Jimmy Butler was perhaps the most prominent name bandied about leading up to the trade deadline, but he stayed put in the end and led Chicago to its third straight win Friday with a late flurry. He had just 10 points with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter before hitting a huge 3-pointer and a short jumper to help force OT, during which he added seven more points to finish with 22. Anthony Morrow, Joffrey Lauvergne and Cameron Payne – all acquired in a deadline deal with Oklahoma City – did not play Friday, although Morrow and Lauvergne were in uniform.

ABOUT THE CAVALIERS (40-16): While Cleveland was quiet at the trade deadline, it expects to get back veteran starters Kevin Love (knee) and J.R. Smith (thumb) in time for the playoffs. In the meantime, the team continues to search for support from role players, and it has to be encouraged by the play of reserve shooting guard Kyle Korver, who has hit 12-of-18 3-pointers while averaging 21 points in his last two games. The Cavaliers still are linked to point guard Deron Williams, who was waived by Dallas this week and eventually could sign with Cleveland, according to reports.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cavaliers listed as 10-point favorites versus the Bulls, while the game’s total is sitting at 214½.

While the Chicago Bulls have been unable to keep pace with the rival Cleveland Cavaliers over the last few years, they have gotten the better of the head-to-head matchups in the regular season. The Bulls will try to continue their recent dominance of the defending NBA champions when the teams meet in Cleveland on Saturday.

Chicago, which rallied to force overtime before defeating Phoenix 128-121 on Friday, has won the first two meetings with the Cavaliers this season, three straight dating to last campaign and 20 of the last 26 overall. The Bulls won at Cleveland on Jan. 4 – one of just five losses suffered by the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland stayed in control at home with a 119-104 victory over New York on Thursday in its first game out of the All-Star break, riding LeBron James’ 48th career triple-double (18 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds) to a fourth consecutive overall triumph. “We got back to playing our type of basketball,” James told reporters. “I’ve always felt good about our team, but it was just about the way we were playing. I feel really good about the way we’re playing right now.”

Cleveland was a 119-104 winner in its last match at home against the Knicks. They covered the -10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 223 sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Chicago won its last outing, a 128-121 result against the Suns on February 24. The Bulls covered in that game as a -5.5-point favorite, while the 249 combined points took the game OVER the total.

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Chicago:
Team record: 29-29 SU,29-29 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Cleveland:
Team record: 40-16 SU,27-27-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Cleveland is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 9 games

Next up:
Chicago home to Denver Tuesday, February 28
Cleveland home to Milwaukee Monday, February 27

NBA HOOPS UPDATES

1. Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving scored 23 points versus New York and has recorded at least that many in seven straight games.

2. Cleveland has won 44 straight home contests when shooting 50 percent or better.

3. Chicago is looking to win four in a row for the first time since Nov. 10-17.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Cleveland Cavaliers will cover the spread at -10 and the game will stay under 214½ points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Cavaliers 110, Bulls 99 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
CHI TEAM CLE
102.6 PTS FOR 111.5
103.1 PTS AGNST 105.9
-0.5 DIFF. 5.6
33.7 DEF REBOUNDS 34.1
12.8 OFF REBOUNDS 10.0
44.1 FG% 46.6
79.9 FT% 75.4
6.5 3 POINTERS 13.2
7.8 STEALS 7.2
BETTING TRENDS
CHICAGO
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
CLEVELAND
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 9 games
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 9 games at home
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 9 games when playing at home against Chicago
Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Chicago’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 102.6 23 105.9 19
Chicago’s Away Scoring vs Cleveland’s Home Defense 101.1 22 103.8 15
Chicago’s Road Rebounds vs Cleveland’s Home Rebounds Allowed 45.2 4 42.7 16
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Chicago’s Overall Defense 111.5 3 103.1 7
Cleveland’s Home Scoring vs Chicago’s Road Defense 114.2 4 104.2 7
Cleveland’s Home Rebounds vs Chicago’s Road Rebounds Allowed 45.5 9 44.3 15
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
CHICAGO
Chicago is last in the league scoring three points made with 6.5 per game.
Chicago is second in rebounds in the league at 46.5.
CLEVELAND
Cleveland is the third highest scoring team in the league at 111.5 points per game.
Cleveland is second best in the league in three points made with 13.2 per game.

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