February 26, 2013

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls Pick

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick

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Cleveland Cavaliers
vs.
Chicago Bulls

Date/Time: February 26th, 8:00 pm EST

Television: NBA TV

Basketball Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: Chicago -7

Total: 190

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NBA Betting Trends

Cleveland Cavaliers

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • Cleveland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road

Chicago Bulls

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
  • Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games when playing Cleveland
  • Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago’s last 9 games at home

 

NBA – February 26th

Central Division foes duke it out on Tuesday night in NBA betting action at the United Center, and we’ll have all of the action covered for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Chicago Bulls.

Don’t let the overall record skew your opinions on the Cavaliers. Yes, they’re just 18-38 on the season, but over the course of the last 13 games since making the trade that brought F Marreese Speights and G Wayne Ellington to town, they are 7-6 SU and 8-5 ATS, and they are really playing ball good enough to compete with some of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. G Kyrie Irving is one of these kids that is getting better and better, and the day will come that we will really look forward to the duels that he and injured Chicago G Derrick Rose will have against one another. G Dion Waiters has stepped into the starting lineup and has proven that he can hang with some of the solid shooting guards, while C Tyler Zeller and F Tristan Thompson are both manning the fort in the middle while C Anderson Varejao is out for the season. The pieces are really starting to come together in Cleveland, and it has been fun watching this team once again grow from the departure of F LeBron James.

Chicago is still doing what it can to stick around in the Central Division race, something that has been hard to do with the Indiana Pacers playing so well. Chicago knows that it is going to have to play better ball in this one than it has in two of its last three games. Against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat, the Bulls put up 72 and 67 points respectively, and they have had some massive turnover problems as a result. Both the aforementioned Rose and G Kirk Hinrich are out, and there is no real timetable for the return of either player. G Nate Robinson is a nice spark plug, but he isn’t the man that you want bringing the ball up the court for 35 minutes every single night, especially on a team where there really isn’t a strong two-guard either. The Bulls are only as good as their bigs, and lately, F Carlos Boozer, F Luol Deng, and C Joakim Noah have been brutally inconsistent.

Prediction:

It’s a nice spot to take a touchdown’s worth of points in the Windy City. Cleveland isn’t the better of these two teams at this point, but it does have some real budding talent that has proven that it can win some games on a big stage. With the Bulls struggling to find their consistency, we have no troubles fading them and backing the Cavaliers. Chicago 98 – Cleveland 96

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Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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