Against The Spread Pick
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both played on Friday night, which means there is probably going to be some tired legs in this game. These teams are pretty similar, but as of late there is one area the Bulls have a big advantage, on defense. Over the last five games the Bulls are giving up 111 points per game, which isn’t great, but the Cavaliers are giving up 117 points during the same stretch. Zach LaVine is averaging 24.6 points per game, and he will be the difference in this game. The Cavaliers are 11-28 in the last 39 meetings. Back the Bulls to get the job done in this one.
Over Under Pick
Even on tired legs, both of these teams should be able to attack a weak defense. This is only a lean, because these are both offenses who don’t score a ton, but this total doesn’t seem to take into account how bad the defenses struggle. The over is 7-1 in the Cavaliers last eight games overall. Don’t bet this game big, but take the over.