Bulls vs Cavaliers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/15/24

Cleveland Cavaliers (22-15) vs Chicago Bulls (18-22)

Game Info: Monday, January 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers -4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Bulls look to stay hot after winning 4 of their last 5 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are riding a 4-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers prediction.

Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Chicago Bulls recently beat the Spurs and Rockets while losing to the Warriors. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 110.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.4 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Zach LaVine is averaging 20.1 points and 4 assists. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 8th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.4) this season.
  • Alex Caruso ranks 9th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (41.6%) this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Wizards, Spurs, and Nets during this winning streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 113.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.9 points and 5.7 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 20.7 points and 5.9 assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Mobley is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Facts

  • Donovan Mitchell ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.9) this season.
  • Jarrett Allen ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FG% (66.6%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cavaliers rank 2nd in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.6).
  • The Cavaliers rank 3rd in the league for opponent points per game this season (111.3).
  • The Bulls ranks 30th in the league for pace this season (96.0).
  • The Bulls rank 29th in the league for assists per game this season (24.1).

Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers prediction

You can make a case for either side here, and it will be interesting to see how the Cleveland Cavaliers respond from the travel from Paris and time zone change again. With that said, the Cavs are rolling off wins right now, and they've won five straight games against the Bulls, which includes a win a couple of days before Christmas. The Bulls are just 6-12 SU on the road, which doesn't bode well for them here. I'll ride the hot hand and lay the reasonable number with the Cavs at home.

Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers -4

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