NBA Betting: Knicks vs. Bulls Odds
The New York Knicks are on an 0-4 run both SU and ATS against the Chicago Bulls as those Eastern Conference teams hit the hardwood together in NBA betting action on Thursday night.
The Knicks, who carry a 13-game winning streak into Thursday's game, fell 108-101 at home to the Bulls as a 4.5-point favorite on the NBA odds when the teams last met on January 11. Overall the Knicks are 3-7 SU and 5-5 ATS in their last 10 vs. Chicago.
Supporters of the Knicks have seen them go 51-26 and 43-33-1 ATS so far this season, while the Bulls are at 42-35 and 34-43 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 34-43, while the Knicks are 38-37-2.
For bettors going with the Bulls in this one, they were listed earlier as 3-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 189 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls sit at No. 12 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 9 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 100-95.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 9-rated squad against New York's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 29 in the league with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.8 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.
New York was a 120-99 winner in its last match at home against the Wizards. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 219 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The battle between the Knicks and Wizards didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Washington was handed a 120-99 defeat on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 10-0
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Knicks at Bulls trends to consider:
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New York's last 12 games
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New York
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
New York at Cleveland, Friday, April 12
Chicago at Toronto, Friday, April 12