Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 8

By Lester Mackay | December 7, 2021 5:37 PM

In a game between a pair of the best teams in the NBA defensively, the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-12) are favored by 2.5 points as they face the Chicago Bulls (17-8) at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on December 8, 2021. The over/under in the matchup is set at 209.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls.

Cavaliers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Cleveland

  • Cleveland’s ATS record is 19-6-0 this season.
  • When they have played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, the Cavaliers are 2-0 against the spread.
  • Cleveland games have gone over the point total in 10 out of 25 opportunities (40%).
  • Cleveland and its opponents have combined to go over Wednesday’s over/under of 209.5 points 12 times this season.
  • This season, the average total for Cavaliers games is 212 points, 2.5 more than the over/under of 209.5 points for this contest.
  • The Cavaliers have not yet lost when playing as the moneyline favorite this season, going 3-0.
  • Cleveland has played as a moneyline favorite of -137 or shorter in only two games this season, which they won both.
  • The implied moneyline probability for this matchup gives the Cavaliers a 57.8% chance to win.

Key players for Cleveland

  • Jarrett Allen: 17.3 PTS, 11.2 REB, 1.3 BLK, 71 FG%
  • Darius Garland: 19.3 PTS, 7.3 AST, 1.2 STL, 46.6 FG%, 39 3PT% (62-for-159)
  • Ricky Rubio: 13.3 PTS, 6.2 AST, 1.2 STL, 35.9 FG%, 34.8 3PT% (47-for-135)
  • Evan Mobley: 14 PTS, 8.2 REB, 1.8 BLK, 46.3 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (14-for-42)
  • Lauri Markkanen: 14.6 PTS, 40.6 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (38-for-114)

Cavaliers Injuries: Collin Sexton: Out For Season (Knee), Dean Wade: Day To Day (Calf)

Bulls stats and betting info

Betting trends for Chicago

  • Cleveland has a 19-6-0 record against the spread this season.
  • When they have played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, the Cavaliers are 2-0 against the spread.
  • A total of 10 of Cleveland’s 25 games with a set total have hit the over (40%).
  • A total of 17 of Chicago’s games ended with a combined score over 209.5 points this season.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 6.5 points fewer than the average over/under in Bulls’ games this season (216 points).
  • This season, the Bulls have been the underdog nine times and won five of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 3-2 in games where bookmakers have them as underdogs of at least +118 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 45.9% chance of a victory for the Bulls.

Key players for Chicago

  • DeMar DeRozan: 26.4 PTS, 49.8 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (20-for-60)
  • Zach LaVine: 25.9 PTS, 49 FG%, 37.8 3PT% (71-for-188)
  • Lonzo Ball: 12.4 PTS, 1.7 STL, 41.3 FG%, 42.6 3PT% (75-for-176)
  • Nikola Vucevic: 15.3 PTS, 10.6 REB, 42 FG%, 36.1 3PT% (30-for-83)
  • Alex Caruso: 8.5 PTS, 2.2 STL, 44.2 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (23-for-69)

Bulls Injuries: Javonte Green: Out (Health Protocols), Alex Caruso: Day To Day (Hamstring), DeMar DeRozan: Out (Health Protocols), Patrick Williams: Out (Left Wrist), Coby White: Out (COVID-19)

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