Chi-Town will play host to the New York Knickerbockers on Friday night as we see these two oddly constructed squads face off for the first time this season. Both teams have started their years on opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of win/loss success with the new-look Bulls posting their first L in their last game against the Celtics and the hapless Knicks winning just once in four tries.
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- The visiting team is 2-10 in its last 12 games in this matchup.
- The Knicks are 3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against the Bulls.
- The Bulls are 0-1 in the only game this year that Rajon Rondo has shot over 10 times.
I was baffled by some of the choices the Bulls’ front office made this offseason but the team seems to be meshing. I don’t think there’s any way they sustain the early success they’ve seen so far but they will likely dispatch an equally poorly put together team out of New York this evening.
The Bulls have owned the Knicks for years now as they are 14-6 in their last 20 matchups and should be looking to make a statement tonight in the return of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, who are averaging a combined 52 minutes a game so far this season but are scoring a total of just 18.3 points per game.
Chicago is 2-0 against the spread at home this season and has a good shot at blowing out a Knicks team that has been losing by an average of 19 points per contest.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting New York Knicks betting line opened this morning as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 204.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 114-93 victory for the Bulls. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Bulls bring a 3-1 record (3-1 ATS) to the battle against the 1-3 New York Knicks, who are 1-3 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Chicago Bulls go 1-3 so far and the New York Knicks go 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs New York injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 14 (Chicago Bulls) and the No. 25 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark .
The game also pits Chicago’s No. 5-ranked offense averaging 110.25 PPG, against a New York Knicks defense that ranks No. 25 at 110.25 PPG. The Chicago Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 46.26% so far, more than the New York Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.11% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York suffered a 118-99 loss against Houston on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing effort at Madison Square Garden.
The Bulls endured a 107-100 loss at the hands of the Celtics on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Jimmy Butler at TD Garden.
- New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games
- New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago’s last 16 games
- Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York home to Utah, Sunday, November 6th
Chicago at Indiana, Saturday, November 5th
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