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Bulls big chalk vs visiting Knicks

A key NBA battle sees the New York Knicks travelling to Chicago Tuesday trying to repeat their upset of the Bulls from tthe weekend.

Carmelo nailed the winner in a 100-99 victory, but the Knicks opened as 9.5-point underdogs. They were bet down but are still big road dogs.

Of note, the Knicks are 3-0 ATS this season against Chicago and 5-1 ATS in past six meetings. The Bulls are the league`s best home rebounding team and the second-best defensive team.

View New York vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as 9.5-point favorites at 5Dimes, while the NBA total was set at 185.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Bulls and the No. 8-rated Knicks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-97 win for the Bulls on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 12 in the league with 42.6 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 17-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 7 with 7.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.3 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 100-99 loser as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bulls wasted a 29-point performance from Derrick Rose as New York ran past them 100-99 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing New York are 9-1
After a loss are 9-1


A few Knicks at Bulls trends to consider:
New York is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 8 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York's last 12 games
Chicago is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
Chicago is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Chicago is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
New York at Milwaukee, Wednesday, April 11
Chicago home to Miami, Thursday, April 12