Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls - 12/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (13-4) at Chicago Bulls (10-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls square off Friday night in NBA action at the United Center on ESPN.
The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to get back on track after losing their last two games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.5 points and 4.5 assists while LeBron James is averaging 23.5 points and 8.1 rebounds. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Channing Frye is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won four of their last six road games.
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The Chicago Bulls also look for a bounce back win after splitting their last six games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 104.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 25.6 points and 6.4 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 18.8 points and three assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won four of their last six home games.
The Cavaliers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Bulls are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cavaliers are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the underdog is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Cavs are obviously the better team, but the Bulls and the free bucket at home is where the value is at. The Cavs are coming off two tough losses and played last night. Meanwhile, the Bulls are well rested, at home and are the type of grind it out team that can frustrate the Cavs offense. I'll take a shot with the Bulls at home given the value.