Bulls vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 24, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 24, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

The Chicago Bulls (19-23) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (16-27) at United Center on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The books see an even contest, listing the matchup as a pick ’em. The point total is set at 218 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of March 23, 2021, 9:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bulls vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 24

Bulls:
Garrett Temple: Day To Day (Ankle),
Devon Dotson: Day To Day (Not With Team)

Cavaliers:
Andre Drummond: Out (Not with team),
Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder),
Kevin Love: Out (Calf),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Abdominal/Appendicitis)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Bulls
Total Pick Over (218)
Prediction Bulls 115, Cavaliers 106

William Hill has this one as a pick’em, but the model suggests a bet on the Bulls, favoring them by 9.0 points.

The William Hill point total for this matchup is just 3.7 points lower than the model projection.

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Bulls Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 42 28.2 5.1 4.9 1.0 0.5 3.5
Lauri Markkanen 22 17.7 6.0 0.9 0.5 0.5 2.9
Coby White 42 15.2 4.6 4.7 0.5 0.2 2.3
Thaddeus Young 38 12.2 6.4 4.4 1.4 0.6 0.2
Wendell Carter Jr. 31 11.0 7.7 2.2 0.6 0.8 0.3

Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 38 24.0 2.8 4.3 1.1 0.1 1.7
Andre Drummond 25 17.5 13.5 2.6 1.6 1.2 0.0
Darius Garland 34 16.4 2.2 5.8 1.1 0.1 1.7
Jarrett Allen 42 12.9 9.9 1.6 0.4 1.7 0.1
Cedi Osman 42 10.1 3.6 2.7 1.0 0.1 1.8

Shooting Trends

  • The Bulls make 48% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.1 percentage points higher than the Cavaliers have allowed to their opponents (47.9%).
  • Chicago has a 15-4-1 record against the spread and an 11-9 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 47.9% from the field.
  • Cleveland has a 12-9 record against the spread and a 13-8 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 48% of their shots from the field.
  • The Cavaliers’ 45.2% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.1 percentage points lower than the Bulls have allowed to their opponents (47.3%).
  • Cleveland is 12-2 against the spread and 11-3 overall when it shoots better than 47.3% from the field.
  • When Chicago’s opponents shoot greater than 45.2% from the field, it is 13-2-1 against the spread and 13-3 overall.
  • The Bulls’ 37.8% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 1.2 percentage points lower than opponents of the Cavaliers have shot from beyond the arc (39%).
  • Chicago is 14-6 against the spread and 11-9 overall when it shoots better than 39% from distance.
  • Cleveland is 15-8 against the spread and 14-9 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 37.8% from deep.
  • The Cavaliers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (34.2%) is 0.4 percentage points lower than opponents of the Bulls are averaging (34.6%).
  • Cleveland is 12-6 against the spread and 10-8 overall when shooting above 34.6% as a team from three-point range.
  • Chicago has a 13-7-1 ATS record and a 14-7 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 34.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Bulls’ 13 made three-pointers per game this season is 3.6 more made shots on average than the 9.4 per game the Cavaliers give up.
  • Chicago has gone 14-11 against the spread and 13-12 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Cleveland makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 7-21 ATS and 7-21 straight up.
  • The Bulls are the 14th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Cavaliers allow the 13th-fewest makes from deep.

Bulls vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Bulls Rank Bulls AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
12th 113.5 Points Scored 104.1 30th
24th 113.9 Points Allowed 111.9 16th
10th 45 Rebounds 43.4 12th
18th 9.4 Off. Rebounds 11.2 3rd
14th 13 3pt Made 9.4 30th
8th 26.3 Assists 23.2 23rd
30th 15.3 Turnovers 14.8 28th

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