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Knicks visit Bulls in hoops battle

New York KnicksChicago Bulls
March 12, 8:00 PM | United Center

New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls Odds

18-23TEAM RECORD34-9

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Chicago and New York on Monday, with the host Bulls trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Bulls bring a 34-9 record (25-17-1 ATS) to the battle against the 18-23 Knicks, who are 17-24 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 24-19 so far and the Knicks go 15-26.

View New York vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls - Knicks odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 17. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-95 win for the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 98 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 18 at 96.3 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 97 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 106-94 loser as they battled the 76ers at home. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Knicks to victory (they lost 106-94 to Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden on Sunday).

Chicago won its last outing, a 111-97 result against the Jazz on March 10. The Bulls covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Carlos Boozer went off for 27 points and added 8 rebounds leading Chicago over Utah, 111-97, on Saturday at United Center.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a win are 8-2

A few Knicks at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of New York's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New York's last 18 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Chicago is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against New York
Chicago is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games

Next up:
New York home to Portland, Wednesday, March 14
Chicago home to Miami, Wednesday, March 14