How To Bet the Cleveland vs Chicago Pro Basketball Lines

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on April 8, 2016 in

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls will square off on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. The Cleveland Cavaliers need just one win to wrap up the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is 56-23 on the season, and are looking to back to the NBA Finals for the second straight season. For Chicago, after their loss to the Heat, they were 3 games back of the postseason with 3 to go. The Bulls are 39-40 on the season, and 9th in the Eastern Conference standings. Make sure you check out our NBA betting odds page to keep up with the action for this game and all the other games going down this weekend.

How To Bet on the Cavaliers vs. Bulls NBA Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Saturday, April 9, 8:30 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Radio: Bulls and Cavaliers
Stream Option: ABCSports

Why Bet on the Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have lost two straight games and 7 out of their last 10 overall. Chicago lost to the Pistons, before beating Milwaukee, but then dropping back to back games against the Grizzlies and Heat. Chicago is led by Jimmy Butler, with 21 points per game. The Bulls are scoring 101.2 points per game, while the defense is allowing teams to score more than 103 per game. Chicago will have one of the biggest falls of any team this season in wins. Last year the Bulls won 50 games.

Why Bet on the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are trying to get the NBA Finals back to the city of Cleveland. Last year the Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors, and remained without a NBA title. This season, the Cavaliers already have 56 wins, which is three more than last season. LeBron James is not going to win the Most Valuable Player award this season, but he could. James is scoring 25 points per game, and also dishing out just shy of 7 assists per game. Cleveland is third in the league on the defensive end, allowing 98.1 points per game.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Chicago Bulls have been miserable for weeks. The team has not gotten along, and they are not playing consistent team basketball at all. The Chicago Bulls are going to miss out on the playoffs, and have to play their final two games next week against the 76ers and the Pelicans. Look for one of their Central Division rivals to put them out of their misery with a blowout win on Saturday. Expect the Cavaliers to play their top roster, and win this big. Bet the Cleveland Cavaliers -7.5 over the Chicago Bulls.

The final score prediction: Cavaliers 108 and Bulls 92.