At 7:30 ET, the 9th-ranked Bulls (26-28) will travel to take on the 2nd-ranked Cavaliers (35-17) in a matchup between Eastern Central Division foes. The over/under line is currently set at 223.5 points.

ESPN will broadcast the game from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. The Cavaliers are favored by 9 points (-393 moneyline), while the Bulls are +309 on the moneyline.


The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -9

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 134-101 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Chicago?

The Bulls are 26-28 this season after defeating the Hawks by a score of 136-126. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 9th place and 4th in the Central Division.

Chicago has an ATS record of 28-25 this season, going 13-13 ATS on the road and 15-12 ATS at home. As the underdog, they are 15-14 vs. the spread and 10-19 straight-up.

This season, the Bulls have an average scoring differential of -4.0 points per game on the road. Their road record is 11-16, which is 13th in the East.

The O/U record for the Bulls this season is 29-24-1, and their games have averaged 225 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 223.5 is lower than their season average of 222.2.

In their last game, the Bulls covered the spread as 4.5-point underdogs, winning 136-126. The O/U line for that game was 240.5.

The Bulls are 25th in scoring at 111.9 points per game. They are 22nd in three-point shooting at 36% and 24th in three-pointers made at 11.7 per game.

In terms of pace, Chicago is 27th in the league at 96.9 possessions per game. They are 22nd in free throw attempts (21.2) and 20th in free throw shooting (20th).

When it comes to assists, the Bulls are 28th in the NBA at 24.5 per game. They are 22nd in field goal attempts (32.6) and 22nd in three-point attempts.

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls’ defense is giving up an average of 113.0 points per contest. The Chicago defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Chicago.

Can Cleveland Live Up to the Hype at Home?

In their last game against the 76ers, the Cavaliers lost by a score of 123-121. The O/U line for that game was 230.5, resulting in an over. Cleveland was favored by 11 points going into the game.

The Cavaliers have an O/U record of 24-27-1 this season, and 32 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 223.5. On average, their games have finished with 224.3 points.

For the season, the Cavaliers are 28-22 against the spread and have gone 19-14 ATS at home. As the favorite, they are 19-14 ATS and have an average scoring differential of +9.9 points per game.

Cleveland’s overall record of 35-17 has them in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 23-11 and 12-6 in non-conference games.

The Cavaliers have won their last six games on the road and are 17-8 on the road this season. As the favorite, they are 27-7 and have gone 19-14 vs. the spread as the favorite.

At home, the Cavaliers are averaging 116.4 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. Overall, they are 15th in scoring at 115 points per game. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 23rd in the league at 97.8 possessions per game.

So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.1% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 11th in the league at 48%. From beyond the arc, Cleveland is 10th in three-pointers made per game but just 18th in three-point shooting percentage.

When it comes to free throws, the Cavaliers are 25th in both attempts and makes. In terms of assists, they are 11th in the NBA. In terms of offensive rebounds, Cleveland is 15th in the league.

On average, the Cleveland defense is giving up 109.3 points per game (2nd). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In their previous matchup vs. the 76ers, the Cavaliers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 54% leading to 123 points.