2019-20 NBA – Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers taking place? Wednesday 30th October, 2019 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers taking place? Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

What television channel is Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers on? FOX Sports Ohio, NBC Sports Chicago (USA)

Where can I stream Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers? All NBA games are streamed on NBA League Pass (subscription required), bet365 (where applicable)

Where can I get tickets for Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Chicago Bulls 101 – 104 Cleveland Cavaliers

THE TEAM NEWS

CHICAGO BULLS

  • The Bulls only have one win in their first four games this season, and they have dropped contests against winnable teams such as the New York Knicks and the Charlotte Hornets. Chicago enter this game on a two-game losing streak, and they have allowed over 100 points in every single game thus far.
  • Chicago have listed only Chandler Hutchinson as a potential absentee due to a hamstring injury but he will be a game-time decision for Wednesday’s contest.
  • Zach LaVine is expected to be Chicago’s main player to watch, with the athletic shooting guard so far topping the 20-point mark in two of the Bulls’ four games, and he should lead the offense once again.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

  • The Cavaliers have started the season with a 1-2 mark, although fans shouldn’t read too much into that record since both losses were against playoff-calibre teams such as the Orlando Magic and the Milwaukee Bucks. They have allowed under 100 points in two of their three games so far.
  • Cleveland have already confirmed three absences for Wednesday’s game. Ante Zizic (foot), John Henson (hamstring) and Dylan Windler (lower leg) have all been ruled out of the tilt against Chicago.
  • Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson will headline Cleveland for this one. Both have posted double-doubles in each of their three appearances this season, and they will undoubtedly pose an inside threat for the Bulls. Thompson has been surprising since he averages 19.3 points per game so far in his first three appearances, which is far higher than his previous career high of 11.7 PPG.

THE PREDICTION

Both the Cavaliers and the Bulls are going through painful rebuilding processes, but they have approached them differently. While Chicago continue to stockpile young assets, Cleveland still have experienced players such as Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Jordan Clarkson guiding youngsters Darius Garland and Collin Sexton. It will be a tight contest, but the Cavaliers should be favourites to win here.

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