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Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 10/10/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers (0-0) vs. Chicago Bulls (0-0)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)

The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBA

The Chicago Bulls visit Quicken Loans Arena to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA action Tuesday.

The Chicago Bulls visit the Cleveland Cavaliers in Tuesday night NBA. Chicago struggled to score and defend Sunday in a 108-95 defeat at the hands of the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. The numbers say the Bulls were actually sound defensively with 42% shooting allowed but their own 36.8% still couldn’t keep this contest winnable with the Pelicans sinking 13 more free throws. Chicago had plenty of balance with six double digit scorers with Denzel Valentine leading the way on a 15 point effort. Justin Holiday, Robin Lopez and Nikola Mirotic netted 13 points apiece with the twosome of Jerian Grant and Bobby Portis combining to give the Bulls 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 10/10/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win Tuesday versus the Chicago Bulls. Cleveland comes in off of a 102-94 loss at the Washington Wizards on Saturday. The Cavaliers never found the groove at the offensive end of the floor and the defense couldn’t carry the load on their lonesome. This game was up for grabs until the Cavs mustered just 13 points in the third quarter. Cleveland held a 46%-43% shooting edge but Washington mustered more shots, threes and free throws. Jeff Green pumped in 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to pace the Cavaliers with John Holland adding 14 points on 4-5 while Kay Felder tossed in 12 points and totaled a game high eleven assists. Kyle Korver gave Cleveland eleven points with the team only playing eleven.   

Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and under is 7-1 in Bulls last 8 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and over is 20-6 in Cavaliers last 26 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and over is 24-8 in Cavaliers last 32 games following a straight up loss. 

This is a big spread for what is still the preseason so I'll take my chances with the points...

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