New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 4/9/2024

The New York Knicks (46-32) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (37-41) on Tuesday, April 9th. 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 Bucks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

The Knicks’ most recent game versus the Bucks saw Jalen Brunson lead the Knicks with 43 points while shooting 16/32 from the field. As the Knicks secured the victory with a final score of 122-109, Donte DiVincenzo also chipped in with 26 points.

On the road, the Knicks have gone 21-18 compared to their 25-14 mark at home, giving them an overall record of 46-32. As they prepare to face the Bulls, the Knicks are above .500 and looking to add to their win total.

New York is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 43-34. On the road, the Knicks have an ATS record of 21-17 compared to a 22-17 record vs. the spread at home.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Bulls is coming off a loss to the Magic in their latest game, ending with a score of 113-98. The Bulls managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 56-44.

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls are 37-41 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are in 9th place and are 4th in the Central Division.

Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 38-39 so far this season. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 19-18, as opposed to a 19-21 record against the spread when playing at home.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

Through 78 games the Knicks are averaging 112.5 points per contest, placing them 21st in the NBA.

The Knicks’ offense has been below average this season, ranking 21st in the NBA at 112.5 points per game. On the road, they have been slightly better, averaging 113.9 points per game.

In terms of pace, the Knicks are the slowest team in the league at 94.8 possessions per game. Their offensive style has led to a below-average field goal percentage of 46% (24th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 14th in the league at 36%. They have made an average of 13.2 threes per game (10th). In terms of free throws, New York is 16th in both attempts and makes.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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In 78 games games, Chicago has an average of 111.7 points per game (23rd).

At home, the Bulls are averaging 111.4 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in the league in scoring at 111.7 points per game.

Chicago has outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.5% of their games this season. They are also ranked 24th in pace at 96.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 18th in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 20th in three-point percentage at 35%.

Knicks Team Defense

In the current season, the Knicks defense has excelled, sitting 2nd in the NBA by allowing 108.0 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Knicks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.9% while allowing 36.3% from downtown.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls’ defense is giving up an average of 113.4 points per contest. Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.7 turnovers per game, which is 4th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 18th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Knicks And Bulls

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jalen Brunson is set to be the main scorer for the Knicks, recording 28 points and shooting 10/21 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.2 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.

As for Chicago, DeMar DeRozan is projected to be the primary scorer for the Bulls. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and his scoring average is 23.6 points per game.

Knicks vs Bulls Trends

  • Across the Knicks last three road games, the team averaged 107 points per game while allowing 108. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Through their last three home games, Chicago has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 105 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bulls have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Chicago posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, New York has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Knicks vs Bulls Prediction

We’re backing the Knicks for a victory, with the projected score at 133-114. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Knicks at -3.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 212.5 and our model has the Knicks and Bulls finishing with a combined 247 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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

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