Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 12

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 12, 2022, 12:55 PM
  • The Bulls (39-21) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Cavaliers (35-24)
  • Total (Over/Under): 221.5 points
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on NBCS-CHI & BSOH

The Cleveland Cavaliers visit United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in Chicago.

The Bulls are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Cavaliers are 36-26 against the spread, while the Bulls are 37-29 against the spread.

The Cavaliers vs Bulls Over/Under is 221.5 total points for the game.


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Cavaliers vs. Bulls Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Cleveland Cavaliers+5.5 -110O 221.5 -110180
Chicago Bulls -5.5 -110U 221.5 -110-225

Against the spread this NBA season, the Cavaliers have gone:

  • 36-26 against the Spread (+7.35 Units / 10.12% ROI)
  • 38-28 against the Moneyline (+17.75 Units / 15.89% ROI)
  • 26-38 against the Over for game total points (-15.8 Units / -21.76% ROI)
  • 38-26 against the Under for game total points (+9.4 Units / 12.95% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the Moneyline in 38 of their last 64 games (+19.75 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 1Q Spread in 25 of their last 35 away games (+16.05 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 1H Moneyline in 38 of their last 65 games (+13.00 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 1H Spread in 39 of their last 65 games (+11.29 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 38 of their last 64 games (+10.57 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the Game Total Over in 24 of their last 64 games (-17.80 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 64 games (-16.69 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 7 of their last 24 away games (-13.34 Units / -44% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 36 games (-10.73 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the Team Total Under in 11 of their last 30 away games (-10.36 Units / -31% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Bulls have gone:

  • 37-29 against the Spread (+5.1 Units / 7.03% ROI)
  • 40-26 against the Moneyline (+9.9 Units / 7.77% ROI)
  • 33-31 against the Over for game total points (-1.1 Units / -1.52% ROI)
  • 31-33 against the Under for game total points (-5.3 Units / -7.3% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have covered the 2Q Spread in 33 of their last 53 games (+14.40 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 26 of their last 38 games (+13.75 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have covered the Moneyline in 24 of their last 34 games at home (+13.10 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 36 of their last 58 games (+11.80 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have covered the Spread in 22 of their last 34 games at home (+8.80 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 11 of their last 38 games (-17.66 Units / -42% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 22 of their last 58 games (-17.54 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only covered the Team Total Under in 24 of their last 57 games (-13.29 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only covered the 3Q Spread in 22 of their last 55 games (-11.91 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 28 of their last 66 games (-10.36 Units / -14% ROI)

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Cleveland Cavaliers: Keys to the Game vs. the Chicago Bulls

The Cavaliers were 7-19 (.269) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Cavaliers were 5-23 (.179) when allowing 15 or more fastbreak points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .413

The Cavaliers were 6-36 (.143) when allowing 110 or more points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Cavaliers are 19-6 (.760) when they win the turnover margin this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .561

Chicago Bulls: Keys to the Game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Bulls are 15-5 (.750) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

The Bulls are 17-2 (.895) when forcing an eFG of 50% or worse this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .769

The Bulls are 9-5 (.643) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .514

Injury Report: Bulls vs. Cavaliers - Saturday's Game, Mar. 12

  • Patrick Williams (Bulls): There is a chance Williams could return before the end of the regular season, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • Alex Caruso (Bulls): Caruso is questionable for Saturday's (Mar. 12) game against Cleveland.
  • Zach LaVine (Bulls): LaVine is questionable for Saturday's (Mar. 12) game against Cleveland.
  • Ayo Dosunmu (Bulls): Dosumu is probable for Saturday's (Mar. 12) game against Cleveland.
  • Nikola Vucevic (Bulls): Vucevic is probable for Saturday's (Mar. 12) game against Cleveland.
  • Lonzo Ball (Bulls): The Bullls announced that Ball will undergo surgery on his left knee and is expected to return in 6-8 weeks.
  • Jarrett Allen (Cavaliers): Allen has a fractured finger and is out indefinitely, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Collin Sexton (Cavaliers): Sexton underwent surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • Caris LeVert (Cavaliers): LeVert did not play in Friday's game (Mar. 11) against the Heat.

Cleveland Cavaliers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Cavaliers averaged 102.5 points per game (7,379 points/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 111.8

The Cavaliers averaged 51.8 points per game (3,726 points/72 games) in the first half last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 56.5

The Cavaliers made 9.9 three-pointers per game last season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.7

The Cavaliers averaged 50.3 points per game (3,568 points/71 games) in the second half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 54.8

Chicago Bulls Offensive Stats & Trends

The Bulls are shooting 39% from three (502/1,295) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

The Bulls have 18.6 free throw attempts per game since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.4

The Bulls are shooting 40% from three (258/641) in the first half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

The Bulls have averaged 0.55 points per possession (4,780 points/9,111 possessions) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.52

Cleveland Cavaliers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Cavaliers averaged 31.9 defensive rebounds per game (2,299 rebounds/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Cavaliers have averaged 32.9 defensive rebounds per game (3,880 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Cavaliers have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (254 blocks/61 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

Chicago Bulls Defensive Stats & Trends

The Bulls averaged 6.7 steals per game (482 steals/72 games) last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.5

The Bulls have averaged 4.3 blocks per game (247 blocks/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.0

The Bulls averaged 4.2 blocks per game (304 blocks/72 games) last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Bulls have averaged 6.7 steals per game (390 steals/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6


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