Cavaliers vs Bulls Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, January 2, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (23-14) host the Chicago Bulls (16-20) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, January 2, 2023. The Bulls are 4-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is 222.5 points in the contest.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -179 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +152 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 222.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Bulls Betting Trends

The Cavaliers have 19 wins against the spread in 37 games this season. Cleveland has been chosen as the favorite in 29 games this year and has walked away with the win 20 times (69%) in those games. The Cavaliers have hit the over in 47.2% of their opportunities this year (17 times over 36 games with a set point total).

The Bulls have played 36 games, with 19 wins against the spread. Chicago is 10-13 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 43.5% of those games). The Bulls have hit the over 47.2% of the time this season (17 of 36 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 33 28 3.8 4.6 1.5 0.3 3.8
Darius Garland 30 21.4 2.6 7.8 1.3 0.2 2.5
Evan Mobley 36 14.6 8.9 2.8 0.8 1.3 0.3
Jarrett Allen 30 13.8 10.2 1.5 0.8 1.2 0
Caris LeVert 33 12.1 4.2 3.7 0.8 0.2 1.5


Bulls Leaders
DeMar DeRozan 36 26.2 5.2 4.9 1 0.4 0.4
Zach LaVine 32 22.6 4.3 4.2 1.1 0 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 36 16.6 10.4 2.9 0.7 0.9 1.7
Ayo Dosunmu 34 9.7 3.2 2.7 0.8 0.4 1
Patrick Williams 36 9.4 4 1.3 0.6 0.9 1.3
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Cavaliers vs. Bulls Injury Report

Bulls: Javonte Green: Questionable (Knee), Alex Caruso: Probable (Shoulder), Derrick Jones: Probable (Ankle), Goran Dragic: Out (Rest), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland has had to count on its defense, which ranks best in the NBA (106.2 points allowed per game), as it ranks fifth-worst in the league on offense with just 111.2 points per contest. The Cavaliers are scoring 113.6 points per game this year at home, which is 5.1 more points than they’re averaging in road games (108.5). In their last 10 games, the Cavaliers have been scoring 112.3 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

This season, Cleveland is draining 11.6 threes per game (17th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.7% (11th-ranked) from three-point land. In terms of shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 62.7% two-pointers (accounting for 71.5% of the team’s baskets) and 37.3% three-pointers (28.5%).

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What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

In 2022-23, Chicago is 16th in the league on offense (113.8 points scored per game) and 18th on defense (114.8 points conceded). In 2022-23 the Bulls are averaging 0.1 more points per game at home (113.8) than on the road (113.7). The Bulls are compiling 114.9 points per contest in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 113.8.

In 2022-23 Chicago is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.6 per game) and rank 10th in 3-point percentage (37%). In 2022-23, the Bulls have attempted 32.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 67.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25% of the Bulls’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 75% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Cavaliers, and we project that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222.5 points.

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You can bet on Cavaliers vs. Bulls at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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