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New York KnicksChicago Bulls
21-38March 02, 2014, 01:00 | United Center32-26



New York travels to Chicago on Sunday, hoping to boost its 21-38 mark with a victory over the Bulls.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls currently sport a record of 32-26, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 30-28 ATS. The Knicks are 21-38 and 24-35 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulls post a 23-35 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Knicks have gone 34-25 against the number.

View New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 7 and the Knicks at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 89-86 result in favor of the Bulls.

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In their last action, Chicago was a 100-91 winner on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bulls got a 20-point performance from Taj Gibson, who added 15 rebounds as Chicago ran past Dallas 100-91 on Friday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 26 in the league with 40.85 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 6.03 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 7 with 9.03 per contest.

A few Knicks at Bulls trends to consider:
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Chicago is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chicago's last 16 games
Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
New York at Detroit, Monday, March 3rd
Chicago at Brooklyn, Monday, March 3rd

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