Basketball Playoffs betting news… The Cavaliers made a statement in Game 4, well, the last 29 or so minutes of Game 4, that Chicago’s Game 3 win was a mirage. With Game 5 coming up tonight, we’ll find out if it indeed took the life out of the Bulls, as the Cavaliers go for their 1st playoff series win vs. Chicago in 6 tries in franchise history.
The Bulls, meanwhile, are fighting for survival. After stunning the Cavs in Game 3, they had no match in Game 4 for James, who added to his postseason legacy by totaling 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on the NBA Odds records. James highlighted his fifth career playoff triple-double with a pair of buzzer-beating shots, including a 42-foot jumper to end the third period.
Chicago may have missed its chance, and now the Bulls face a win-or-see-you-next-season scenario at less than full speed.
In the Five previous series between these 2 teams, never have the Cavaliers had a chance to close out a series without it being tied, so this is new for Cleveland fans. Should the Cavaliers win in 5, they’ll play the winner of the Boston-Miami series, in which Game 5 is also tonight.
The Bulls and Cavaliers Stats:
The Bulls: 41-41 SU, 42-38-2 ATS
The Cavaliers: 61-21 SU, 37-43-2 ATS
The Bulls lately:
While playing Tuesday’s they are 6-4
Before playing the Cavs they were 5-5
After playing the Cavs they are 3-7
After a loss they are now 6-4
The Cavaliers lately:
While playing Tuesday’s they are 7-3
Before playing the Bulls they were 7-3
After playing the Bulls they are 7-3
After a win they are now 6-4
The Cavaliers at the Bulls in Chicago, on Thursday, April 29
The Cavaliers are heavy 90.4 percent favorites over the Bulls. The Bulls are shooting 45.8 percent from the field and the Cavaliers are forecasted to shoot 49.4 percent. The Cavaliers have the rebounding advantage at 42.9 to 38. The Cavaliers are committing fewer turnovers at 10.3 vs 17.5 for the Bulls. The Bulls are making 3.3 three pointers on 36.3 percent from three point range. The Cavaliers are making 6.6 three pointers on 37.5 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Cavaliers at -12 and the Total –Over/Under at 199 ½ and the Cavaliers are -1700 and the Bulls +1000 on the Money Line.