May 14, 2015 (Posted at 5:00 PM ET)
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Take Chicago Bulls at -2 spread against Cleveland Cavaliers risking 3% of the bankroll.
The Chicago Bulls will be looking to extend their playoff run and stave off elimination tonight as the series heads back to the United Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers had taken control of this series after picking up back to back wins over the Bulls. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving basically took control of Game 5 and did much of the heavy lifting on their own. James had one of his best games of the playoffs as he scored 38 points on a very efficient 14 of 24 shooting from the floor while Irving added 25 points on 9 of 16 shooting. It was said in the beginning of the series that James and Irving will be the two best players on the court in this series. The Bulls cannot allow these players in particular to control the pace of the game. They will have to do a better job of slowing them down and force the ball into other player’s hands and we expect them to do that with their season on the line. We don’t believe the Chicago players will allow themselves to lose three straight to the Cavaliers!
While Chicago will have the pressure of fighting to stay alive in the series tonight, the Cavaliers themselves won’t be without their own form of pressure. Not only will they have to play in what will likely be a very loud and electric atmosphere at the United Center, but James and company know that if this series goes to a Game 7, that anything can happen. It’s not uncommon to see teams struggle to close out a series, especially on the road. Subconsciously the players know that they will likely have an “easier” time picking up a victory in the comforts of their own arena rather than fighting for a win in a hostile environment. They also realize that they have an "off night" or poor performance tonight that they will have another opportunity the next time out. That kind of thinking can lead to complacency, which is something that Cleveland can ill afford to have against what should be an extremely motivated Bulls team. We believe that the mental edge should be given to Chicago in this contest.
The Bulls will also have the added benefit of having big man Pau Gasol back in the lineup tonight. While not known as a rim protector, Gasol does add another dimension to this stout defense. Meanwhile his ability on offense with his mid-range jumper as well as his length when it comes to rebounding will certainly be welcomed back. Even if he is not yet at 100%, his veteran presence on the court not only affects the Bulls rotation, but will also force Cleveland to adjust their bigs as well. Mozgov and Thompson have been having their way on the glass and have allowed Cleveland to play “big. With Gasol back in the lineup, he should be able to level the playing field.
This has been a very entertaining series thus far and has been fairly closely contested throughout. Both Games 3 and 4 were decided literally in the final second of the game and the Bulls put forth a valiant effort in Game 5 in Cleveland. This is a series that is deserving of going 7 games, not only for the fans but for the players as well. Chicago has shown that they are an incredibly dangerous team not only at home, but when in desperation mode as well. This will likely be a closely contested battle throughout but we expect the Bulls players to step up and force a highly anticipated Game 7!
Other notable facts to consider:
- Cavs are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games.
- Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games.
- Cavs are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Chicago!
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