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Bulls visit Knicks in hoops battle

Chicago BullsNew York Knicks
8-11December 11, 2013, 08:00 | Madison Square Garden5-15

The Knicks will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Bulls at Madison Square Garden in NBA wagering action.

The Bulls will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 7-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Knicks are 6-14 ATS. Chicago is 8-11 against the total, while New York is 10-10 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The visitors opened this morning as 2-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.

The Knicks sit at No. 18 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 88-84.

In their last action, Chicago was a 78-74 loser at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (152) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bulls endured a 78-74 loss at the hands of the Bucks on Tuesday, despite a 24-point effort from Mike Dunleavy at United Center.

In their last action, New York was a 109-94 loser on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Carmelo Anthony went off for 29 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Cleveland defeated New York, 109-94 at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 4 in the league with 46.16 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 8.95 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 28 with 5.16 per contest.

Next up:
Chicago at Milwaukee, Friday, December 13th
New York at Boston, Friday, December 13th