Cavaliers vs. Bulls - 4/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (46-30) at Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Chicago Bulls look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 100.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and are allowing 98.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20.2 points and 5.9 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 18.6 points and 11.8 rebounds. Aaron Brooks is dishing 3.1 assists and Taj Gibson is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are allowing just 40.9 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 14 games when allowing less than 100 points. The Bulls last four losses have come on the road. The Bulls still have an outside shot of the second seed if they can win this game. Kirk Hinrich is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 103.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 7.3 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.9 points and 5.2 assists. J.R. Smith is dishing 2.6 assists and Timofey Mozgov is grabbing seven rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 47.1 percent in their last five games and have won nine straight when topping 100 points. The Cavaliers all but wrap up the second seed in the East with a win here. The Cavs haven’t lost a home game since January 7th. Kevin Love is questionable with a back injury.
The Bulls are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS loss. The Cavaliers are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games and 25-12 ATS in their last 37 games overall. The Bulls are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland and 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't lost a home game in nearly three months and continue to steamroll teams on their home court. The Bulls and the points are interesting, but you have to take the Cavs to win by double digits given that the game is in Cleveland.