5* Cavaliers/Bulls NBA Blue Chip Top Play
Cleveland vs. Chicago,
02/26/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 101 - 98
Point Spread: -7/-110 Chicago
5* Cavaliers/Bulls NBA Blue Chip Top Play: Bulls -7
The Bulls have won 11 straight meetings against the Cavaliers, including three victories this season all by double-digits. In the most recent meeting the Bulls won 118-92 at home and I expect them to easily win this game by double-digits.
The Bulls are coming off a horrific shooting performance against the Thunder, where they went just 25-86 (29.1%) from the field in a 30-point blowout loss. Chicago is one of the best teams in the league when it comes to bouncing back from a bad defeat. Just recently they followed up an ugly loss at home to the Heat with a 105-75 blowout win over the Bobcats.
There's no doubt Chicago will be extremely motivated on the defensive end at home, but they key here is the lackluster Cavaliers defense. Cleveland has allowed at least 94 points in 13 straight games and the Bulls rarely lose when they get close to that 100-point mark.
Chicago is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a loss against the spread, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 following a SU loss of 10+ points, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a contest where they scored less than 75 points. Cleveland has played well of late, but are just 5-17 ATS in their last 22 division games. BET THE BULLS!