Bulls at Cavaliers - 5/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (55-34) at Cleveland Cavaliers (57-30)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -6 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Wednesday night in game two of their playoff series.
The Chicago Bulls look to steal a second road game and take a commanding 2-0 lead. Jimmy Butler is averaging 24.1 points and 4.1 assists while Derrick Rose is averaging 19.9 points and 6.3 assists. Pau Gasol is grabbing 11.6 rebounds and Mike Dunleavy is dishing 2.9 assists. The Chicago Bulls have now put together back-to-back great offensive performances, and they’re averaging 11 made threes in the playoffs. Mike Dunleavy has combined for 34 points in his last two games. The one concern with Chicago is that the Bulls need to get something from Joakim Noah. The Bulls have won five of their last six road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers need to win this game in order to get back in this series. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 10.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.6 points and 4.6 assists. Iman Shumpert is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Matthew Dellavedova is dishing 1.2 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers clearly missed Smith and Kevin Love in their game loss, as they shot just 42 percent from the field and scored just 15 first quarter points. The Cavaliers need more offense from Tristan Thompson or Iman Shumpert with their two guys out. The Cavs have lost four home games since January. J.R. Smith is suspended for this matchup.
The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bulls are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Cleveland and 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
The value once again is all on the Bulls, as they simply beatup the Cavs who were struggling to find another scorer outside of LeBron and Kyrie. I wouldn't be surprised if Chicago stole another one with the Cavs searching for answers. The Bulls smell blood in the water.