Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday April 5th, 2015. At 3:30 PM EST on the ABC Television Network.
The (46-30) Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference Central Division makes the trip from “THE WINDY CITY” to “THE BUCKEYE STATE”. Chicago will play the (49-27) Cleveland Cavaliers also of the Eastern Conference Central in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at Quicken Loans Arena “aka” The Q in Cleveland, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper believes there will be some major changes in Chicago next season. Cleveland looks like the team to beat in the East. The opening betting line has Cleveland as an eight-point home favorite Against The Spread, the betting odds total is 199 for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Chicago Bulls have won four of five both straight up and Against The Spread. Chicago beat Detroit 88-82 their last game on April 3rd. Chicago is second in the division, three games behind Cleveland. Chicago averages 100.8 points per game. The Bulls defense allows opponents a little over ninety-eight points, ninth in the league. Guard Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol are the team leaders in four of the five major categories. Chicago is 11-4 ATS the last fifteen meetings between the teams. The Chicago Bulls are 1-4 Against The Point Spread their last five Free NBA ATS Predictions away from the “WINDY CITY”, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total once. Reserve Guard Kirk Hinrich is out for Sunday’s game along with Derrick Rose. The key to a Chicago win is to play with aggression in the post. Betting Experts in Las Vegas and offshore has Chicago at 12/1 to win the 2015 NBA title.
The 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers have won six of seven straight up. Cleveland beat Miami their last game on April 2nd. The Cavaliers are in the driver’s seat in the Central and are trying to lock up the second seed in the East. Cleveland averages 103.5 per contest on offense. The Cavaliers defense ranks 10th overall in the NBA. All-Star LeBron James is the team leader in scoring, assists, and steals. Power Forward Kevin Love grabs a team-high 10.0 rebounds. Cleveland is 4-0 ATS their last four home games against A team with a winning road record. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-4 Against The Spread their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. The key to a Cleveland win is to take advantage of the home crowd and play their game. Bovada has the Dallas Mavericks at 18/1 to win the 2015 NBA Western Conference title.