Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 2/11/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls 2/11/23
Sat 11th February 2023

The Chicago Bulls (26-29, 10-18 Away), one of the NBA’s top shooting teams, head to face the Cleveland Cavaliers (36-22, 23-6 Home) on Saturday. Chicago was beaten by the Brooklyn Nets 116-105 at Barclays Center on Thursday.

Zach LaVine had a standout performance in the losing effort with 38 points. The Bulls are ninth in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is playing the second of a back-to-back after winning their fifth in a row yesterday at Smoothie King Center, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 118-107.

Donovan Mitchell led the team in scoring with 30 points. With 28 points and 13 rebounds, Evan Mobley also produced a strong performance. The Cavaliers are fourth in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

Cleveland will be looking for a season sweep against Chicago after getting the win in all three of their previous matchups, the last of which was a 145-134 overtime victory at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on January 2, their third straight head-to-head victory.

Mitchell led the Cavaliers with 71 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds. DeMar DeRozan had 44 points in the loss. The Bulls have been led this season by DeRozan and LaVine, who are averaging 25.7 and 23.9 points per game, respectively.

DeRozan also has dished 5.1 assists per game. Meanwhile, Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 11.4 rebounds per game. Mitchell (26.9 ppg) has been the primary provider for the Cavs on offense. He has the 10th-best scoring average in the NBA.

Darius Garland is doling out 8.0 assists per game, sixth-most in the NBA, and Jarrett Allen is collecting 9.9 rebounds per game. The Bulls are one of the league’s most accurate teams from the field, ranking fifth at 49.0%.

The Bulls have come up short more often than not in recent trips to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, losing six of the last 10. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are 6-3 this season when playing the second of a back-to-back and 5-2 with a rest disadvantage.

The Bulls are 4-3 with a rest advantage. Chicago is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +2.6 (111.3-108.7). Cleveland has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 113.0 points per game on average while allowing 101.0 (+12.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Andre Drummond: 19.0 | 13.6 | +5.4
Points per game:
Ayo Dosunmu: 13.0 | 9.7 | +3.3
DeMar DeRozan: 18.8 | 25.7 | -6.9
Rebounds per game:
Andre Drummond: 8.4 | 6.6 | +1.8
Assists per game:
Zach LaVine: 2.8 | 4.1 | -1.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jarrett Allen: 34.0 | 26.1 | +7.9
Points per game:
Jarrett Allen: 19.8 | 14.5 | +5.3
Donovan Mitchell: 19.0 | 26.9 | -7.9
Rebounds per game:
Caris LeVert: 6.3 | 4.0 | +2.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Cleveland Cavaliers (-250)

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