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Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 1/27/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls
Date & Time Sunday January 27, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
United Center
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7.5 -- Over/Under: 210
TV Channel
WGN, FSOH
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls meet Sunday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.5 points and 2.3 assists while Collin Sexton is averaging 14.5 points and three rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Alec Burks is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 11 of their last 12 road games.

The Chicago Bulls could also use a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23 points and 4.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17 points and 7.2 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls haven’t won a home game since December 21.

The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cavaliers are 9-28 ATS in the last 37 meetings and the underdog is 21-5 ATS in the last 26 meetings. The under is 14-6-1 in Bulls last 21 home games. The over is 5-2 in Cavaliers last 7 road games.

Talk about a game you shouldn't be betting, as neither of these teams are winning, covering and are getting blown out left and right. In fact, it's better off both the Bulls and Cavs continue to lose games in hopes of getting the first overall pick. With that said, the Cleveland Cavaliers are much worse off and are losing by an average of 16 points in their last five games. The Chicago Bulls have some NBA talent on the court and have been able to cover 10 of their 24 home games. I'm not trying to lay chalk with the Bulls as much as the next guy, but backing the Cavs in any shape or form isn't an option. So, it's Bulls or pass for me.

Pick:
Chicago Bulls -7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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