Bulls vs. Cavaliers NBA expert prediction and odds for Valentine's Day (Take Chicago as Big Underdogs)

Feb 12, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) scores a basket
Feb 12, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) scores a basket / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls will look to keep up its fine play heading into the All-Star Break with a strong result against the surging Cleveland Cavaliers, who are second in the Eastern Conference ahead of Wednesday's tilt.

The Cavs are one of the most notable stories of the first half of the NBA season, but the Bulls erasing a slow start to the year deserves some credit in a game that serves as the final game for each team ahead of a week off.

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Bulls vs. Cavaliers Odds, Spread and Total

Cavaliers vs. Bulls Betting Trends

  • The Cavaliers are 28-22-2 against the spread (ATS) this season
  • The Bulls have gone OVER in seven of the last 10 games
  • The Cavs have gone UNDER in seven of the last 10 games

Bulls vs. Cavaliers Injury Reports

Bulls Injury Report

  • Dalen Terry - probable
  • Torrey Craig - questionable
  • Alex Caruso - questionable

Cavaliers Injury Report

  • Dean Wade - questionable
  • Darius Garland - questionable
  • Sam Merrill - questionable

Bulls vs. Cavaliers How to Watch

  • Date: Wednesday, February 14th
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Venue: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
  • How to Watch (TV): ESPN
  • Bulls Record: 26-28
  • Cavaliers Record: 35-17

Bulls vs. Cavaliers Key Players to Watch


DeMar DeRozan: DeRozan has elevated his game this month, averaging nearly 29 points in five February games while getting to the line 11 times per game. DeRozan has shouldered the load for the Bulls as the team gets timely contributions from the likes of Coby White, and has the team trending towards a Play-In berth.


Donovan Mitchell: Mitchell is emerging as a First Team All-NBA threat, propelling the Cavs to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. He is averaging more than 28 points per game, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out six assists on 47/36/86 splits. With the Cavs fully healthy, Evan Mobley and Darius Garland are back from serious injuries, expect the team to continue its upward trajectory.

Bulls vs. Cavaliers Prediction and Pick

The Bulls have played inspired ball, a league average bunch that erased a dismal start to 2023 to thrive in 2024. Over the last 10 games the team has played league average, posting a -0.1 net rating, which pales in comparison to the Cavs who are tops in the league over the same timeframe.

While the Bulls may not win the game outright, I believe the team can hang and cover this near-double digit spread. Chicago has lost four times since the start of 2024, and the teams methodical pace and ability to limit turnovers have kept the team competitive. Chicago plays at the slowest tempo in the NBA, according to NBA.com, and are second in the league in turnovers per game (about 12 per game), so the team does a great job of staying within striking distances.

By avoiding self inflicted errors, I think we see another strong outing from the Bulls, who are playing closer to an average team than what we saw earlier in the season.

Take the road underdog ahead of the All-Star break.

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