Cavaliers vs Bulls Prediction - NBA Picks 12/23/23

Chicago Bulls (12-17) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (16-12)

Game Info: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Chicago Bulls have won their last 3 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls prediction.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Rockets and Jazz this week, while recently losing to the Pelicans. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.7 points and 5.5 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 20.7 points and 5.9 assists. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Chicago Bulls beat the 76ers, Lakers and Spurs during this streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 110.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.3 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Zach LaVine is averaging 21 points and 3.4 assists. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bulls rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (85.1).
  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for H1 points per game this season (51.2).
  • The Cavaliers rank 27th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (26.1).
  • The Cavaliers rank 27th in the league for H2 points per game this season (54.2).

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls prediction

The Chicago Bulls are playing their best ball of the season, and now they get a favorable spot at home as a Christmas present. The Cleveland Cavaliers continue their hit or miss ways, and now they're going to be without Darius Garland, Evan Mobley and Donovan Mitchell for this one. The Cavs lost to the Pelicans by 19 points a few days ago in a similar situation. The Bulls have covered 5 straight games and 9 of their last 10 games overall. I'll lay the points with the Bulls.

Randy’s Pick Chicago Bulls -5

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