6:05 pm
December 23

Bulls @ Cavaliers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Bulls (8-25)

@ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-25)


Current odds:

Chicago Bulls: (-105)

Cleveland Cavaliers: (-115)


The line for the game is Cleveland by 1 point.

Physical issues have taken a toll on Chicago this season and they operated Friday night without key forwards Jabari Parker (illness) and Bobby Portis (ankle), the latter of whom could miss up to four weeks after sustaining the injury Wednesday against Brooklyn. Backup guard Cameron Payne (calf) also missed the win over Orlando while leading scorer Zach LaVine (ankle) was sidelined for the fourth straight contest. Justin Holiday finished the game with his third double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds), but his shooting woes continued and the 29-year-old has made just 9-of-43 attempts over a four-game span.

Cleveland had injury concerns of its own Friday night as starting guards David Nwaba (ankle) and Rodney Hood (foot) were limited to 14 and 18 minutes, respectively. “Both guys are obviously a big part of what we do, they’re starters,” coach Larry Drew told reporters. “We had to kind of switch some things up.” Backup guard Jordan Clarkson posted his second straight 20-point game after sitting out Tuesday’s win at Indiana due to a back issue.

Cavaliers PF Larry Nance Jr. has three straight double-doubles after recording 16 points and 12 rebounds versus Toronto.

StreakSmarter Pick
Chicago Bulls