Knicks vs. Bulls - 3/24/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (36-33) at New York Knicks (28-43)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +4 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, MSG
The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks clash Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Chicago Bulls look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.7 points and 4.5 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 11.2 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.9 assists and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The New York Knicks have not won back-to-back games since January 18-20. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.8 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Bulls are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games. The Knicks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
There's no way the Bulls are going to lose to this Knicks team back-to-back nights, right? I mean, the Bulls are still the team that's fighting for a playoff spot. I don't trust neither one of these clubs, but Chicago should not lose this game.