The Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1) visit the Chicago Bulls (1-1) at United Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The Cavaliers are just 1.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup has a 220.5 point total.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -126 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +107 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 220.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
Cavaliers vs. Bulls Betting Trends
The Cavaliers’ record against the spread last year was 42-37-3. Cleveland won 72.5% of the games last season in which it was favored on the moneyline (29-11). Out of 82 Cavaliers games last season, 37 hit the over.
The Bulls had 42 wins in 82 games against the spread last year. Chicago was underdogs 34 times last season and won eight, or 23.5%, of those games. Out of 82 Bulls games last year, 40 hit the over.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Cavaliers vs. Bulls Injury Report
Cavaliers: Darius Garland: Out (Eye), Mamadi Diakite: Out (Not With Team), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)
Bulls: Zach LaVine: Out (Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland was 25th in the NBA in points scored (107.8 per game) and fifth-best in points conceded (105.7) last year. The Cavaliers posted 108.1 points per game in home games, compared to 107.5 points per game in road games, a difference of 0.6 points per contest.
With 11.6 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.5% from downtown last season, Cleveland was 20th and 15th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Cavaliers took 61.3% of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 38.7% from beyond it last season. In terms of makes, 70.7% of the Cavaliers’ buckets were 2-pointers, and 29.3% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
With 111.6 points per game on offense, Chicago ranked 13th in the NBA last year. On defense, it allowed 112 points per contest, which ranked 16th in the league. The Bulls scored more points at home (114.2 per game) than on the road (109) last season.
Chicago did not drain many threes last season, ranking third-worst in the NBA (10.6 treys per game). But it ranked fourth-best in the league with a 36.9% shooting percentage when it did fire from beyond the arc. The Bulls took 66.8% two-pointers and 33.2% from beyond the arc last year. Of the team’s buckets, 74.5% were two-pointers and 25.5% were threes.
Cavaliers vs. Bulls Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this game is the Cavaliers, and we project that Bulls will cover the spread (Cavaliers -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 220.5 points.
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