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Chicago BullsNew York Knicks
April 12, 8:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks Odds

60-20TEAM RECORD42-38

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

The Knicks sport records of 42-38 and 46-32-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 60-20 and 49-30-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 41-38-1 for the Knicks and 34-46 for the Bulls.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Knicks in this one will find them as 4-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bulls, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 108-102 victory for the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 2-ranked offense (106.8 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 91.3 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 45.8% from the field per game, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.8 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 102-99 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Derrick Rose went off for 39 points and added 3 rebounds leading Chicago to a 102-99 win over Orlando on Sunday at Amway Center.

The Knicks were a 110-109 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (219) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pacers were burned for 34 points by Carmelo Anthony on Sunday as the Knicks picked up a 110-109 win at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 3-7
After a win are 9-1

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulls at Knicks trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games on the road
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to New Jersey, Wednesday, April 13
New York at Boston, Wednesday, April 13