New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 4/5/2024

The New York Knicks (45-31) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (36-40) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Knicks took down the Kings by a score of 120-109. Turning the tide, the Knicks picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 60-52.

Heading into today’s matchup against the Bulls, the Knicks have a record of 45-31, which is above .500. In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are in 5th place and are in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division.

Against the spread, New York are currently above .500, at 42-33 ATS. New York has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 20-16 ATS on the road compared to 22-17 at home.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Bulls fell to the Hawks by a score of 113-101. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 61-53, the Bulls picked up the win.

As of today, the Bulls are 36-40 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Bulls are 17-20 this season compared to 19-20 at home.

Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 37-38 so far this season. The Bulls currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 14-17 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Through 76 games games, New York is averaging 112.5 points per game (20th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Knicks are averaging 112.5 points per game, which is 20th in the league. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.1 points per game compared to 111.0 at home.

When it comes to pace, the Knicks are the slowest team in the league, averaging just 94.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46%, which is 23rd in the NBA.

One area where the Knicks have excelled this season is offensive rebounding, as they lead the league with 12.8 per game. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the NBA at 24.3 per game.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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Chicago has recorded an average of 111.9 points per game (23rd) throughout 76 games games.

Heading into their matchup with the Knicks, the Bulls are 23rd in the league in scoring at 111.9 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.5 points per game.

Chicago has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 39.5% of their games this season. They are 18th in field goal percentage at 46% and 21st in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 25th in both makes and attempts per game. They are hitting 35% of their threes, which is 20th in the league.

Knicks Team Defense

At present, the Knicks’ defense is ranked 2nd, allowing 107.9 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Knicks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.9% and allowing 36.4% from beyond the arc.

Bulls Team Defense

In terms of defense, Bulls is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 113.6 points per game. Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.6 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 19th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Knicks And Bulls

For today’s matchup, we project Jalen Brunson to lead the scoring for the Knicks, putting up 27 points and shooting at a rate of 10/21. For the season, he has been averaging 27.9 points per game, in addition to 3.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate DeMar DeRozan to be the top scorer for the Bulls. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.5%, and he is contributing 23.6 points per game on average.

Knicks vs Bulls Trends

  • Across the Knicks last five road games, the team averaged 117 points per game while allowing 113. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Across the Bulls last ten home games, the team averaged 114 points per game while allowing 115. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Knicks have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bulls have a straight up record of 0-3 and an ATS mark of 0-3.

Knicks vs Bulls Prediction

Not only do we have the Bulls winning this one by a score of 110-108, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Bulls at -1.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 211.5, and our model projects the Knicks and Bulls to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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

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