Bulls vs. Cavaliers Game 5 Game and Odds Preview

Published May 17, 2015 by Sol FH

Bulls vs. Cavaliers Game 5 Game and Odds Preview

Which team will go up 3-2 in the best-of-7 series, live from Quicken Loans Arena at 00:00 (GMT).

It is probably the most significant series in the 2015 NBA Playoffs until now. The Cavaliers, favorites to make it to the NBA Championships from the Eastern Conference go head to head with the Chicago Bulls tonight at midnight. The last two games have been decided by buzzer-beaters and basketball fans have been on the edge of their seats in every game of this series.

The Cavs took out the Bulls in Game 4 86-84 after LeBron James drained a two point jumper from the corner. In Game 3 it was Derrick Rose’s last second three-pointer, which was the deciding factor. Tonight, the Cavs have home court advantage, which should be the edge they need to go up 3-2.

Keys to Victory

With injuries to both sides, Game 5 will be decided by tough offense and strong defensive play. LeBron James will lead the way for the Cavs, while Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler are playing incredible basketball for the Bulls.

To win tonight’s game, the Bulls must stop LeBron James early. James has been excellent in the first half of Games 2, 3 and 4, as he is set on getting his team the advantage in the opening quarters. The Bulls also need to have yet another big scoring performance from their star players.

The bench for the Cavs needs to begin to produce on offense more than it has been doing so far, but other than a few crucial lucky breaks for the Bulls, the Cavaliers’ defense has been superb.

NBA Playoff Online Gambling

The Cavs are favorites to win tonight, listed by famed UK online sportsbook bet365 Sports at 1.44. The Bulls need to make up a slight underdog margin at 2.85, but those lines are not the props that will make the big money for interested punters. Double Result props are proving to be have the highest payout with a Tie-Chicago Bulls at 34.00. Winning Margin could also be the ticket to lucrative cash, starting at 12.00 for the Bulls and 11.00 for the Cavs on a 1-2 point victory.

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