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February 14, 2024

Cavaliers vs Bulls: NBA Matchup and Betting Trends

Ethan Moore
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The Chicago Bulls (26-28) will face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (35-17) in an NBA matchup on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. The game will take place at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH, and will be broadcasted on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Cavaliers vs Bulls: NBA Matchup and Betting Trends

Bulls Recent Performance

The Bulls have been playing well recently, winning three out of their last four games. Their most recent victory was a 136-126 win over the Atlanta Hawks. However, the Bulls have struggled with scoring throughout the season, averaging only 111.9 points per game, which is the sixth-worst in the league.

Cavaliers Recent Performance

The Cavaliers are currently the hottest team in the NBA, winning 17 out of their last 19 games. They had a nine-game winning streak before losing to the Philadelphia 76ers in their most recent game. The Cavaliers have been successful due to their strong defensive play, allowing only 109.3 points per game.

Head-to-Head Matchup

The Cavaliers have dominated the Bulls in their previous meetings this season. They won both games, with scores of 109-95 and 109-91. In fact, the Cavaliers have won the last six matchups against the Bulls, outscoring them by an average of 14.0 points per game.

Betting Trends

  • Chicago is 0-6 straight up in their last six games against Cleveland.
  • Cleveland is 9-2 straight up in their last 11 home games.
  • Chicago is 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 games.
  • Cleveland is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games against Chicago.

Prediction

Given the Cavaliers' recent dominance over the Bulls and their strong defensive play, it is likely that the Cavaliers will come out on top in this matchup. The Bulls have struggled to score consistently, and their previous meetings with the Cavaliers have resulted in double-digit losses. The Cavaliers are also 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games and have a good track record of covering the spread. Therefore, the best bet for this game is to take the Cavaliers to cover the 9.5-point spread.

Best Bet

  • Cleveland Cavaliers to cover the spread (-9.5)

Prop Bet

For a prop bet, consider betting on Jarrett Allen of the Cavaliers to score over 16.5 points. Allen has been playing well recently, averaging 18.5 points per game in his last 11 games. He has also scored more than 16.5 points in seven of those games. The Over is also 3-1 in Allen's last four encounters with the Bulls.

  • Jarrett Allen to score over 16.5 points
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Ethan "BetMaster" Moore, born amidst the pulsating energy of London, combines a sharp analytical mind with the excitement of sports. As the chief writer for BettingRanker, he offers a unique blend of stats, strategies, and stories, making the world of sports betting both accessible and thrilling.

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