Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (1-3) at Chicago Bulls (3-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls meet in a NBA game Friday night at the United Center on ESPN.
The New York Knicks could use a nice road victory to climb out of a disappointing 1-3 hole. The New York Knicks are averaging 96.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21 points and five rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing two rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Chicago Bulls hope to remain unbeaten at home and build on their solid 3-1 start to the season. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 110.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 15.8 points and 3.8 assists. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is dishing 2.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52.2 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won four straight home games.
The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
No team has been as impressive so far this season than the Chicago Bulls, as they're playing nothing like most expected. The outside shots are falling and the new players are fitting in nicely with the older guys. While still very early in the season, the Bulls look like an East contender. The Knicks, well, they're still the New York Knicks. The Knicks aren't scoring, aren't getting stops and simply look like the same old Knicks. I'll take the Bulls at home by double digits.