Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1) vs. Chicago Bulls (1-1)
October 22, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Bulls +2.5; Over/Under: +217.5
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers look to get to a .500 record. The Chicago Bulls look to get a game above a .500 record.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 31 points and 9 assists, while Cedi Osman is averaging 17 points and 3 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarret Allen is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 43.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 108 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 48.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 34.5 points and 7.5 assists, while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.5 points and 12.5 rebounds. Ago Dosunmu is the third double-digit scorer and Coby White is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 40.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bulls are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-19 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The over is 11-5 in Cavaliers last 16 overall. The under is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 15-34 ATS in the last 49 meetings.
I get the Chicago Bulls are banged up and back to backs are tough when dealing with an incomplete roster. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a clear rest advantage here. However, the Bulls are a shot away from being undefeated through 2 games and DeRozan is looking at winning player of the week with the way he’s putting this club on his back. The Cavaliers are still figuring out how to play with their new pieces. The Bulls are being undervalued by oddsmakers early in the season. Give me the free bucket.