Bulls host the Knicks: NBA Odds
The Chicago Bulls are 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in their past 10 games against the New York Knicks as those teams meet in marquee NBA betting action at the United Center on Thursday.
And the Bulls are riding a five-game winning streak against the Knicks into Thursday's matchup, with Chicago going 4-0 both SU and ATS against New York last season. The OVER has paid out in each of the last three games between the teams.
The Bulls bring a 0-1 record (0-1 ATS) to the battle against the 1-0 Knicks, who are 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 1-0 so far and the Knicks go 0-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 188.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Knicks, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-76 victory for the Knicks.
New York won its last outing, a 90-83 result against the Bucks on October 30. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New York got 19 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 90-83 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 107-95 result against the Heat on October 29. The Bulls failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. Carlos Boozer was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 7 rebounds but Miami still won, 107-95, over Chicago on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
New York at Minnesota, Sunday, November 3rd
Chicago at Philadelphia, Saturday, November 2nd