New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/11/13
Chicago Bulls (8-11) at New York Knicks (5-15)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -3 -- Over/Under: 183 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls head to New York on Wednesday to face off against the Knicks.
The New York Knicks are one of the bottom feeders of the league this season as the Knicks are sitting at 5-15 on the year. New York is also struggling on their home court, going just 2-8 at home this season. The Knicks are decent offensively, but their defense is atrocious, ranking 28th in the league currently, allowing 103.9 points per game this year. The Knicks have dropped two straight heading into their meeting with Chicago, and in their last five, New York is 2-3 overall.
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The Chicago Bulls are just under the .500 mark this season as the Bulls are 8-11 overall, while going 2-8 on the road this season. The Chicago Bulls obviously suffered a tremendous loss this season, once again losing Derrick Rose, and with Deng sitting out last night against the Bucks, this team is really hurting right now. Chicago heads to New York on Wednesday having dropped four out of their last five, losing two in a row.
The Chicago Bulls are 5-0 overall in their last five games on the road when facing a team with a losing record. The Bulls are also 4-1 to the under in their last five games when facing a team with a losing record. The Chicago Bulls are 5-1 against the spread in their last six meetings against the Knicks.
The New York Knicks are just 1-9 against the spread in their last ten home games, and the Knicks are 9-1 to the under in their last ten games following a double digit loss. The Knicks and Bulls have gone over the last four games played in this series in New York.
Have to go with the Knicks here. The Bulls struggled last night without Deng in the lineup, and he is listed as questionable here agaiin. If Deng does play tonight, I expect it to be spariingly. I don't love the Knicks, but a banged up Bulls team on the road is a tough play.