Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Predictions, Free NBA Picks 3/10/2020
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago -2
Coby White and the Chicago Bulls (21-43, 3rd in the Central Division) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (19-45, 5th in the Central Division) at United Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Chicago opens this matchup as 2 point favorites. The O/U is set at 230.
The Cavaliers are covering the spread 46.8% of the time, having gone 29-33-2 ATS. Chicago is covering 44.4% of the time, going 28-35-1 against the spread.
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
03/08/20 PG Darius Garland Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago
03/08/20 C Tristan Thompson Eye left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago
03/05/20 SG Kevin Porter Jr. Concussion is out indefinitely
02/26/20 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/08/20 PG Zach LaVine Quad is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
03/08/20 PG Ryan Arcidiacono Achilles is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
02/27/20 PF Luke Kornet Ankle is out 6-8 weeks
02/21/20 SF Chandler Hutchison Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/04/20 PG Kris Dunn Knee is out indefinitely
Collin Sexton averages 20.7 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Kevin Love comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Thaddeus Young averages 10.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Coby White averages 13.1 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 114.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 26.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Cleveland averages 107.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 19th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per game. Chicago is 26th in the league with 106.8 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 23.2. The Bulls are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.4.
The Cavaliers are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 115.5, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 29th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Cleveland is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Chicago is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Bulls are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 14th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 24th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland +2
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