A Central Division battle is on tap between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cleveland is 13-12 overall and 5-7 at home, while Chicago is 17-8 overall and 9-4 on the road. The Bulls have won four straight games, while the Cavaliers are trying to avoid a third consecutive loss.
The Cavaliers won two of the three meetings between the teams last season. Cleveland is favored by three points in the latest Cavaliers vs. Bulls odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 212. Before entering any Bulls vs. Cavaliers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Cavaliers vs. Bulls spread: Cavaliers -3
- Cavaliers vs. Bulls over-under: 212 points
What you need to know about the Cavaliers
The Cavaliers lost to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, 112-104. The Cavaliers were outscored 7-0 when the game was tied at 29 and trailed for the remainder of the matchup. Jarrett Allen had 25 points along with nine rebounds, while Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points.
Darius Garland missed nine of 12 field goal attempts on Monday and finished with 10 points. He had scored 30 points in each of his previous two games. Garland has averaged 21.7 PPG since Collin Sexton (knee) was lost for the year in early November.
What you need to know about the Bulls
Meanwhile, Chicago eased past the Denver Nuggets on Monday, 109-97 as Zach LaVine had 32 points and eight assists. The Bulls pulled off the win despite being without DeMar DeRozan (health and safety protocols) and Alex Caruso (hamstring). Coby White was also out due to health and safety protocols.
DeRozan, White, Javonte Green and Matt Thomas are all out Wednesday due to the protocols, while Caruso is doubtful with his hamstring strain. Their absences will force Chicago to rely more on LaVine who ranks sixth in the NBA in scoring at 25.9 points per game. Meanwhile, Lonzo Ball is the only player in the league with 120-plus rebounds (139), 120-plus assists (123), 40-plus steals (42), and 25-plus blocks (26).
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