The Chicago Bulls take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in one of the marked games in the NBA on Wednesday, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Bulls (17-18) are coming from a 118-111 win over the Charlotte Hornets in which Jimmy Butler exploded for 52 points in 15-for-24 shooting from the fieled and 21-for-22 from the free-throw line.
On the season, the Bulls are averagin 101.0 points, 47.6 rebounds and 21.0 assists per game. Defensively, the Bulls are yielding 100.9 points per game against the opposing teams. Four players are averaging at least 9.8 points per game: Butler (25.3), Dwayne Wade (18.8), Taj Gibson (11.9) and Doug McDemott (9.8) per game. Robin Lopez leads in rebounds with 7.3 per game while Rajon Rodo leads in assists with 7.1 per game.
The Cavaliers (26-7) are coming from a 90-82 win over the Pelicans in which LeBron James scored 26 points in 9-for-21 shooting from the field and 8-for-10 from the free-throw line.
On the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 110.3 points, 44.5 rebounds and 22.4 assists per game. Defensively, the Cavaliers are yielding 103.0 points per game. Four players are averaging at least 9.7 points per game, they are: James (25.6), Kyrie Irving (23.9), Kevin Love (21.8) and Channing Frye (9.7) per game. James leads in points, assists (8.6) and steals (1.4). Love tops in rebounds with 10.9 while Tristan Thompson leads in blocks with 1.2 per game.
Bulls vs Cavaliers game schedule info:
Date: January 4, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds and Point Spread: -2.0 Cavaliers, 201.5 O/U