Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (24-18) at Cleveland Cavaliers (30-11)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls invade the Quicken Loans Arena to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.
The Bulls have lost six of their last eight games and will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after last night's 110-101 loss at Boston. Jimmy Butler led the team in scoring with 28 points, Derrick Rose added 27 points while Pau Gasol had 18, but no other player finished in double figures as the Bulls fell behind by double digits early thanks to a total of 20 turnovers for the game. The Bulls would eventually rally to make a comeback but fell short to fall to 24-18 on the season and 8-10 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have won three of their last four and will be aiming for a third straight win after beating the Clippers by 115-102 on Thursday. LeBron James and JR Smith led the scoring with 22 points each, Kyrie Irving added 21 points while Kevin Love had 18 as the Cavs shot a healthy 51 percent from the field and 13 of 28 from the 3-point arc. With the easy win, Cleveland improves to 30-11 on the season and 16-2 at home.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games overall, while the Cavs are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Bulls are 16-7 ATS in the last 23 meetings and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Cleveland.
The seems like too many points to be giving the Bulls as poor as they have been, but the Cavs will be playing their first game without David Blatt who was recently fired and you just always see teams play some inspired ball when there's a new coach involved.