Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls 10/20/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers
Monday October 20
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The Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers play a Monday night preseason game at the Schottenstein Center.
The Chicago Bulls have won four straight preseason games to improve to 4-2, and their most recent win came Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets. It’s quite clear Derrick Rose is getting more and more comfortable on the court, as he shot 50 percent from the field for 17 points and three assists in Sunday’s victory. Rose along with Pau Gasol, who has 26 points and 17 rebounds in his last two games, seem to be finding their groove and should form a solid 1-2 punch for the Bulls this season. Kirk Hinrich has had an up-and-down preseason, but he is coming off a game where he was 11-14 from the field. The Chicago Bulls are starting to hit their stride with the regular season right around the corner.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-1 in the preseason with their most recent contest being a loss against the Dallas Mavericks. Kyrie Irving played 29 minutes in the Cavs most recent game for the first time this preseason and finished 8-13 from the field for 23 points and five assists. LeBron James has taken only 18 shots in his last two games but has still managed to score 38 points. A.J. Price is somebody who has quietly had good games for the Cavaliers, as he’s 11-22 from the field and has four assists in his last three games. Despite a neck injury, Kevin Love is expected to play in this preseason matchup. The Cleveland Cavaliers are still trying to get the flow down with their new roster but have looked better than expected so far in the first few games.
If you've been following along, you'll know I'm not laying heavy chalk in a meaningless preseason game. Give me the Bulls and the points.