Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks Prediction 4/14/2024

The Chicago Bulls (39-42) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (49-32) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Bulls bested the Wizards with a score of 129-127. As the second half got underway, the Bulls were leading by a score of 65-62.

When facing the Knicks, the Bulls come in with an overall record of 39-42 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. At home, the Bulls are 20-21 this season compared to their 19-21 record on the road.

For the season, Chicago maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 40-40 ATS. This season, Chicago has a 15-17 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 25-23 when playing as underdogs.

The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the Nets, Jalen Brunson was the top scorer for the Knicks’ offense, scoring 30 points and shooting 10/25 from the field. Josh Hart also added 16 points as the Knicks won the game by a score of 111-107.

Over their last ten games, the Knicks are 6-4 and come into today’s game with a record of 49-32. As of now, they are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and are 2nd in the Atlantic Division.

Currently, New York holds an above .500 ATS record of 45-35 so far this year. New York has gone 28-17 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 17-18 when playing as underdogs.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

In 81 games games, Chicago has an average of 112.2 points per game (22nd).

When it comes to scoring, the Bulls have been slightly better on the road this season, averaging 112.8 points per game compared to 111.5 at home. Overall, they are 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 112.2 points per game.

Chicago has outscored the league average in just 40.7% of their games this season and are 23rd in pace. In terms of field goal percentage, the Bulls are 17th in the league at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 26th in the NBA in both makes (11.5 per game) and attempts (32.1 per game). Their three-point shooting percentage is 35%.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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The Knicks come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 112.7 points per game.

At home, the Knicks are averaging 111.0 points per game, which is 25th in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 112.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, New York is 22nd in the league at 46%.

So far this season, the Knicks have made 13.2 three-pointers per game, which is 10th in the NBA. They are also 1st in offensive rebounds, averaging 12.6 per game.

When it comes to pace, New York is 30th in the league at 94.7 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 29th at 24.3 per game.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 45.7% of their games. Currently, they are 16th in the NBA at 113.6 points per game allowed. Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.7 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 18th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.

Knicks Team Defense

So far, the Knicks’ defense is ranked 2nd in the league at 108.1 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.3% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Bulls And Knicks

In today’s game, our projections have DeMar DeRozan leading the Bulls with 25 points on 8/17 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.9 points per game, along with 4.3 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jalen Brunson to be the top scorer for the Knicks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 28, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 48% and is averaging 28.6 points per contest.

Bulls vs Knicks Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Chicago has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 118 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, New York has averaged 113 points per game while allowing 110. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
  • Although the Knicks have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-2.

Bulls vs Knicks Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Knicks vs. Bulls matchup, our bet is to grab the Bulls at +14.5. Even though our projections have the Knicks winning 110-102, we see the Bulls as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 215, and our model predicts the Bulls and Knicks to score a combined 212 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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