Bulls vs Cavaliers predictions 1/25/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago -1
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is the site where Collin Sexton and the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-33, 5th in the Central Division) will play the Chicago Bulls (17-29, 4th in the Central Division) on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Chicago as 1 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 217.
The Bulls are covering the spread 48.9% of the time, having gone 22-23-1 ATS. Cleveland is covering 43.2% of the time, going 19-25-1 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
01/06/20 SG Kevin Porter Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen averages 15.0 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Zach Lavine comes into this contest averaging 25.0 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Kevin Love averages 17.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Collin Sexton averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 24.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Chicago averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers surrender 114.1 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game. Cleveland is 27th in the league with 104.9 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Cavaliers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.2.
The Bulls are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 10th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Chicago is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -1
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