Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers experienced a sharp turnaround while tying the series and look to take a 2-1 edge when they visit the Chicago Bulls in Friday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Cleveland At Chicago
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, May 8, 2015
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
PREDICTION: Bulls 96, Cavaliers 91
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Smith returns just as the status of guard Iman Shumpert becomes uncertain after he suffered a groin injury in Game 2. Shumpert is averaging 18.5 points and made eight 3-pointers in the first two games of the series and insisted afterward that he would play but coach David Blatt told reporters the determination will be made on game day. “Time for one of those miracle 48-hour recoveries, that’s what we’re hoping for,” Blatt told reporters. “He’s obviously a very, very important player for us.”

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
Cleveland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing Chicago
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Cleveland is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Chicago
Cleveland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Cleveland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Chicago

Rose is shooting 37 percent in the series but more disturbing is that he hasn’t shot a single three throw over the past three games. “I can’t think about that,” Rose told reporters. “I don’t even want to talk about that. But I’m playing and if they’re not calling it, they’re just not calling it.” Power forward Pau Gasol will be seeking a bounce-back game after having just 11 points and four rebounds in Game 2 after producing 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in Game 1.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games
Chicago is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games at home
Chicago is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Chicago is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Chicago is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland

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