Bulls at Cavaliers - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (24-17) 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 and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Saturday night at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Chicago Bulls need a victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.4 points and 4.3 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.3 points and 10.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.7 assists and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost seven of their last 11 road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 44.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.7 rebounds and Mo Williams is dishing 3.6 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Bulls are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Cleveland and 16-7 ATS in the last 23 meetings overall.
A coaching change for the Cavs is certainly a concern heading into this game. However, the Bulls have really struggled on the road and continue to go through offensive droughts. I like the Cavs by double digits.